Every Kind of Chocolate Chip Cookie You'd Ever Want to Bake

FNK SIMPLE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES, Food Network Kitchen, All-­purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Fine Salt, Unsalted Butter, Light Brown Sugar, Granulated Sugar, Eggs, Vanilla Extract, Semisweet Chocolate Chips

FNK SIMPLE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES, Food Network Kitchen, All-­purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Fine Salt, Unsalted Butter, Light Brown Sugar, Granulated Sugar, Eggs, Vanilla Extract, Semisweet Chocolate Chips

As with most things in life, the “one size fits all” approach doesn’t apply when it comes to cookie baking — especially when we’re talking chocolate chip. There are so many ways this classic comfort-food favorite can vary, whether in its texture (crispy? chewy? cakey?) or in its taste (nutty? extra-chocolatey?). Check out our wide range of crazy-good chocolate chip cookie recipes, and take a peek at our ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Guide to bake your best batch every time.

Cakey

A batter mixed with dark brown sugar alone, rather than the combination of light brown and white sugars that our Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies call for, results in Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookies that are delightfully tender.

FNK SIMPLE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES, Food Network Kitchen, All-­purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Fine Salt, Unsalted Butter, Light Brown Sugar, Granulated Sugar, Eggs, Vanilla Extract, Semisweet Chocolate Chips

FNK SIMPLE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES, Food Network Kitchen, All-­purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Fine Salt, Unsalted Butter, Light Brown Sugar, Granulated Sugar, Eggs, Vanilla Extract, Semisweet Chocolate Chips

Chewy

What works for cakey-cookie lovers won’t do for those who like their cookie on the chewy side. And, once again, it all comes down to the sugar. These Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies get their distinctive texture from being made with a little extra light brown sugar, plus corn syrup, instead of granulated white sugar.

FNK SIMPLE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES, Food Network Kitchen, All-­purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Fine Salt, Unsalted Butter, Light Brown Sugar, Granulated Sugar, Eggs, Vanilla Extract, Semisweet Chocolate Chips

FNK SIMPLE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES, Food Network Kitchen, All-­purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Fine Salt, Unsalted Butter, Light Brown Sugar, Granulated Sugar, Eggs, Vanilla Extract, Semisweet Chocolate Chips

Even Chewier

For true chewy-cookie fanatics, plain old chewy just isn’t chewy enough. You can help these Super-Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies attain extra-chewy greatness by using cake flour instead of all-purpose.

FNK SIMPLE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES, Food Network Kitchen, All-­purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Fine Salt, Unsalted Butter, Light Brown Sugar, Granulated Sugar, Eggs, Vanilla Extract, Semisweet Chocolate Chips

FNK SIMPLE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES, Food Network Kitchen, All-­purpose Flour, Baking Soda, Fine Salt, Unsalted Butter, Light Brown Sugar, Granulated Sugar, Eggs, Vanilla Extract, Semisweet Chocolate Chips

Crunchy

To achieve a cookie that’s flat and crunchy, we didn’t change anything about our classic batter. Instead, we baked these Extra-Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies at 300 degrees F instead of 375 to give them their texture.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Extra Chocolatey

The options for your chocolate chip cookie baking don’t end with the varying textures. Double down on the chocolate element by mixing unsweetened cocoa into the batter for Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Spiced and Seasonal

Pump up buttery chocolate chip cookie dough with pumpkin puree and spices (think cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves). Once they leave the oven, these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are a cross between the cookie favorite and a pumpkin pie that’s delightfully spiced.

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Nutty

Soft and chewy by nature, Giada De Laurentiis’ nutty Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies start with a buttery chocolate chip-oatmeal batter, but it’s the added elements of chopped hazelnuts and crushed toffee that’ll make people beg for the recipe.

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Chef Name: Ree Drummond Full Recipe Name: Skillet Cookie Sundae Talent Recipe: Ree Drummond’s Skillet Cookie Sundae, as seen on The Pioneer Woman FNK Recipe: Project: Foodnetwork.com, HOLIDAY/SUPER BOWL/COMFORT/HEALTHY Show Name: The Pioneer Woman Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

Photo by: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Renee Comet, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Chef Name: Ree Drummond Full Recipe Name: Skillet Cookie Sundae Talent Recipe: Ree Drummond’s Skillet Cookie Sundae, as seen on The Pioneer Woman FNK Recipe: Project: Foodnetwork.com, HOLIDAY/SUPER BOWL/COMFORT/HEALTHY Show Name: The Pioneer Woman Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

Skillet-Baked

Most cookies are baked on a cookie sheet, but some extra-special cookies break the mold. The Pioneer Woman’s Skillet Cookie Sundae proves that it’s so much more fun to bake one giant, chocolate chip-loaded cookie in a skillet. Finish it off like a sundae by loading it up with ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream and cherries.

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