Our 21 Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes to Fit Every Preference

Chocolate chip cookies
Photo: Jason Donnelly

Fill your home with the irresistible aroma of warm chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven. Whether you prefer your cookies with chunks of chocolate or with chips, chewy or crispy, you'll find a recipe here you'll love. Gluten-free? We've got you covered there, too.

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Our Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Our Best Basic Chocolate Chip Cookies lined up on counter top
Blaine Moats

A chocolate chip cookie can't get much better than this. Ours are brimming with brown sugar and chocolate-chip goodness. One bite of this classic sweet treat, and you'll never go back to the store-bought stuff.

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Crispy Tahini Chocolate Chippers

Crispy Tahini Chocolate Chip cookies on baking sheet with parchment
Brie Passano

You might think of tahini (sesame seed paste) as just the ingredient that goes into hummus, but while that may be true, we promise it's a game-changing addition to this chocolate chip cookie recipe. Just a half cup of tahini adds a nice nuttiness to the taste. To really elevate that sesame flavor, drizzle on some homemade tahini icing.

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Peanutty Fruit and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Buttons
Andy Lyons

Peanut butter? Check. Chocolate? Check. Cranberries? You bet—our 30-calorie chocolate chip cookies have it all. For the grand finale, top them off with a chilly scoop of sweet strawberry ice cream.

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Chocolate-Raspberry Drops

Chocolate-Raspberry Drops on parchment paper
Brie Passano

Fruit and chocolate make a magical pairing, and our Test Kitchen really outdid themselves with these chewy chocolate chip cookies. Adding frozen raspberries to the dough helps the fruit keep its shape, while gently adding a gorgeous pink hue.

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Andy Lyons

Allergy needs or not, these gluten-free chocolate chip cookies are the real deal. Use our gluten-free flour mix recipe to achieve the perfect cookie texture. Feel free to add chopped nuts.

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Essential Chocolate Chip Cookies

Essential Chocolate Chip Cookies
Blaine Moats

These cute bite-size chocolate chip cookies can be customized to create one of the sweetest combinations ever imagined. We like making them miniature, but for a quicker process, you can follow the directions to make them into bars.

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Triple Chocolate Cookies

Triple-Chocolate Cookies with drizzle
Kritsada Panichgul

When it comes to these showstopping cookies, it's all about the chocolate. And boy, did we pile on the chocolate here. A combination of silky chocolate and toasty pecans creates the cookie dough, while a decadent drizzle provides the photo-ready finish.

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Browned Butter-Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

sheet pan of Browned Butter-Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies
Jason Donnelly

The warm, nutty flavor that comes from browned butter really elevates these chocolate chip cookies. Rolled oats and toffee candy go into the mix to provide texture and extra nuttiness.

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Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whole Grain Chocolate Chip Cookies
Kritsada Panichgul

Whole-wheat flour, rolled oats, barley flour, and oat bran pack these yummy chocolate chip cookies with whole-grain goodness. Stir in nuts and flaky coconut for a fix of sweet-and-salty flavor.

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Air-Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites

Chocolate Chip Air-Fryer Cookie Bites
Caitlin Bensel

If you've never thought of baking chocolate chip cookies in your air fryer, now you know—the cookie dough is dropped by the teaspoonful, resulting in 88 adorable (and delicious) mini cookies.

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Gluten-Free Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Bars

stack of Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Bars
Carson Downing

Skip the hassle of measuring out individual cookies and make a pan of these chocolate chip cookie bars. Milk chocolate-covered caramels add an extra layer of richness to these gluten-free bars. Note: This is an excellent make-and-freeze bar cookie recipe to keep on hand.

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Macadamia Nut and White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Macadamia Nut and White Chocolate Chip Cookies with a glass of milk
Jason Donnelly

Classic chocolate chip cookies might have milk or dark chocolate, but we go a little nutty over these golden macadamia ones. Featuring vanilla-infused dough and melty white chocolate chips, these salty-sweet treats won't stick around for long.

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Thin-and-Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thin-and-Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Blaine Moats

If you prefer crispy over chewy, this is the chocolate chip cookie recipe for you. The trick to perfect, golden edges? Softened butter. It folds into the dough more easily, making a crispier cookie.

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Ultimate Chocolate-Dipped Cookies

Ultimate Chocolate-Dipped Cookies
Blaine Moats

Rich double-chocolate chip cookies are dipped in dark chocolate ganache to make them even more decadent. Serving them at a party or potluck? For a little fondue fun, let the guests do the dipping themselves.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Jason Donnelly

Move aside, pumpkin bread. A can of pumpkin and a sprinkle of spices give classic chocolate chip cookies a fall makeover. Enjoy them warm with a tall glass of milk.

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Peter Ardito

Give your dessert a hearty boost with this oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe. You're not only adding some whole grains to your after-dinner treat, but you can prepare them in just 30 minutes. That means you'd even have time to make them after dinner.

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Peanut Butter and Banana Drops

Peanut Butter and Banana Drops
Blaine Moats

Dried banana chips add a fruity crunch to these four-ingredient, peanut butter-packed chocolate chip cookies. Roll them in sugar before baking for a delicious (and sparkly) finish.

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Double Dark Chocolate Cookies

Double Dark Chocolate Cookies
Kritsada Panichgul

Chocolate fans will devour these chewy chocolate chip cookies. Studded with large chunks of bittersweet chocolate and made with rich cocoa powder, these cookies are absolutely irresistible.

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Choose-Your-Flavor Edible Cookie Dough

Choose-Your-Flavor Edible Cookie Dough
Rachel Marek

It's hard to resist the temptation to eat raw cookie dough, but it's not the safest bet. This edible dough recipe allows you to enjoy as much as you want without a worry. Go the classic chocolate chip cookie route, or use your favorite add-ins.

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Pecan-Orange Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Pecan-Orange Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Blaine Moats

Impress everyone with these double chocolate chip cookies featuring pecans and a hint of orange zest, which brightens the flavor. We've also added whole-wheat flour and flaxseed to provide some healthy nutrients.

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Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie
Karla Conrad

The only thing better than a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies is a single giant one. Enjoy the same crispy-on-the-outside, melty-on-the-inside goodness with less hands-on time. Our simple skillet dessert recipe serves 12, so it'll be perfect for sharing at your next gathering.

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