It seems everyone has a special memory tied to freshly baked chocolate chip cookies–whether it's a secret family recipe or an 'oops' baking mishap. To celebrate the classic sweet treat, we found ten recipes from some of our favorite bloggers to show you how to reinvent the chocolate chip cookie.
1. Super Soft Chocolate Chip CookieImage courtesy of Baked by Rachel
Something about a warm chocolate chip cookie brings you right back to the younger years at your grandparent's house. Some might prefer a little crunch in their cookie, but for those who say soft is the way to go, this classic recipe is for you. These cookies will fall apart as you lift them off the baking sheet.
2. Cookie BowlImage courtesy of Wilton
Turning a muffin pan upside down in the oven sounds like a terrible mess, right? Well apparently you can make edible chocolate chip cookie bowls if you do it like this! These are perfect for a movie night or a sleepover with the kids. You can fill it with anything you like, but we recommend a big ice cream sundae!
3. Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cookie BarsImage courtesy of Mom on Time Out
Double the dessert, double the fun. These chocolate chip cheesecake cookie bars combines the best of both worlds and it only takes five ingredients! You might as well make a double batch, too, because these are going to be gobbled up right away.
4. Baileys Chocolate Chip DipImage courtesy of Lemon Tree Dwelling
Because chocolate chip cookies aren't just for kids. This booze-infused dip is made with Baileys Irish Cream and is EXACTLY what you should make for your next dinner party dessert. While you can eat it by the spoonful, it tastes extra delicious when paired with vanilla cookies.
5. Cookie Monster FudgeImage courtesy of Something Swanky
If there was any character we related to the most on Sesame Street, it was the Cookie Monster. The fuzzy blue guy is the inspiration behind this chocolate chip cookie fudge, and we can't get enough of it! Plus, with only four ingredients, what's not to love?
6. Deep Fried Cookie DoughImage courtesy of Handle the Heat
Chocolate chip cookies come in all shapes and sizes, but you'll really have a ball with this one. These deep fried cookie dough bites are fried to golden perfection. We think they're even better than the latest deep fried state fair trend!
7. Nutella Stuffed Skillet CookieImage courtesy of Cafe Delites
The chocolate chip cookie just got upgraded. This warm, ooey-gooey, deep dish treat is cooked in a skillet and stuffed with Nutella. As if your mouth isn't watering already, imagine how amazing this tastes with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Yumm.
8. Milk and Cookie ShotsImage courtesy of Pop Sugar
Don't be deceived by the name. This dessert and drink combo is a kid-friendly delicacy inspired by the booming dessert trend in New York City. While it is intended to be filled with milk, we won't tell if you add a little something stronger after the kids go to sleep.
9. Chocolate Chip Waffle CookiesImage courtesy of Cooking with Curls
These yummy chocolate chip cookies are baked right in your waffle iron, so they are perfect for summer days when you don't want to heat up the kitchen with your oven. And yes, we totally think these are acceptable for breakfast.
Get the recipe from Cooking With Curls
10. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough CakeImage courtesy of Sugar and Soul
For times when you can't decide between cookies or cake, go ahead and have them both! This chocolate chip cookie dough cake recipe is layers of moist cake and rich cookie dough topped with thick chocolate frosting dripping down the sides.