The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie — Comfort Food Feast

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We all get a bit territorial over our chocolate chip cookies. Some like them so crispy a discernible crunch ensues. Others like them so soft that it's unclear whether they ever reached the oven. In the end, however, there's no argument over this cookie’s ability to bring us back — especially when a glass of milk is involved. Preheat those ovens. It’s time for some cookies.

The recipe for classic Chocolate Chip Cookies, in reality, needs no fiddling. It's soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. Just out of the oven, the chocolate chips are so gooey they stick to your fingers.

Still, Food Network Magazine has its own take on the many faces of the chocolate chip cookie, perfect for those a bit particular about consistency. Check out its recipes for Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies, Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies and even Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookies.

For those looking for a cookie that jives with your healthy eating regime, opt for Lighter Chocolate Chip Cookies (pictured above), made from ground oats, whole wheat pastry flour, agave nectar and a responsible amount of butter.

Even if you love the classic cookie, Giada's Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies are quick to become a family favorite. Oats add texture, toffee brings a buttery quality and nuts allow for a crunch factor.

The adventurous cookie lover will feel right at home with Food Network Magazine's Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip-Bacon Cookies, which are baked with real bacon, honey-roasted peanuts and creamy peanut butter.

Food Network Magazine also created a liquid rendition with its Chocolate Chip Cookie Smoothie. Slurp all that cookie goodness straight from a straw.

Even if your trusty chocolate chip recipe seems to do the trick, go ahead and try a batch fresh from this list.

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