Addictive Recipes from a Self-Taught Baker

25 Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Lovers: this is the perfect time to share a ton of chocolate chip cookie recipes with you. Why? Next week is National Chocolate Chip Cookie week. Yes, I follow the food holidays. It makes this job more fun. A week totally devoted to Chocolate Chip Cookies has me eager to share a post totally devoted to chocolate chip cookies.

Classic Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies - these are a reader favorite recipe!

About 6 months ago I shared my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe with you. You all love these cookies so much! And I’m so glad because they are my go-to recipe.

They are perfect in my mind. Let me count the ways:

  • Soft-baked quality due to the added cornstarch
  • Incredibly thick due to the added cornstarch
  • Remain soft for days and ironically, get softer on day 2 – a quality not present in most recipes
  • Straightforward and easy recipe – no extra egg yolks, no excessive amounts of anything
  • A higher ratio of brown sugar to white sugar, making the cookies extra moist and soft
  • Dark brown sugar gives them a richer flavor
  • The dough itself tastes phenomenal on its own
  • Gorgeous crinkled, textured tops
  • Amazingly chewy edges

I have plenty of chocolate chip cookie recipes on my website – some made from this cornstarch dough, some made to taste like cake batter, double chocolate, triple chocolate, salted caramel, peanut butter, mint, M&Ms, strawberry, pumpkin, oats, healthy, and indulgent. That’s a lot of cookies! But like I said before, I am in love with them.

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches-4


Here is my treasured chocolate chip cookie list.

1) First thing’s first. My favorite thick and soft chocolate chip cookie recipe. All of the photos above are of this cookie recipe. See list above for why they are so spectacular as well.

Soft-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookies


2) My Butterscotch Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies are made from the popular Cook’s Illustrated Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. The emphasis is on chewiness.  Lots of “chewy” present in these. This recipe calls for 1 extra egg yolk. While the original recipe asks to use melted butter, I prefer to cream the butter in most of my cookie recipes.  Butter in liquid form always makes my cookies so flat, so I stick with creaming the butter instead.

pretzel butterscotch chocolate chip cookies


3) My most recent cookie recipe is for my Brown Butter Pretzel M&M Cookies. I used the same cornstarch “soft-baked” dough as my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe (#1).  However, I browned the butter and chilled it into solid form before creaming it.  The nutty, caramel-y brown butter brings SO much depth of flavor to these cookies.

They are salty and sweet and considered a new favorite.

Brown Butter Pretzel M&M Cookies


4) My Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies have been made and loved by many and became quite popular overnight. They are SO easy to make using the convenience of cake mix. Thick, puffy, and remain soft for days.  And they only take 20 minutes!

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies by


5) Have a GIANT craving for chocolate? Try my XXL Death by Chocolate Cookie. An easy recipe making just 1 large cookie. It’s a simple chocolate dough filled with chocolate chips and baked to soft, thick perfection.  The inside tastes like a brownie! For major chocoholics.

1 XXL Death by Chocolate Cookie by


6) Easily the most popular recipe on my blog are my Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies. I go into an extensive explanation about why they are so wonderful and how it took me nearly 1 year and SEVERAL failed batches to get them perfect. They are thick, soft, and bursting with cake batter flavor. They were featured in a magazine and are also the cover of my cookbook. Just look at how many people love them too.

Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies


7) Kevin’s monster bar craving had me whip up my Brownie Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars the other week.  I used my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe as the base and topped it with peanut butter cups and a homemade fudge brownie recipe. To die for!

Monster Bars - aka Brownie Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. Best dessert bars you could ask for!


8) Peppermint Patty Chocolate Chip Cookies Bars are out of this world. Look at all of the mint goo!  The bars are soft, thick, and bursting with chocolate chips. If you love peppermint patties, these bars a must try.

York Peppermint Patty Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. Soft, chewy, and gooey! Recipe at


9) Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies use my favorite soft-baked cornstarch dough as the base.  I stuffed them with chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and Sno-Caps. A little unique upgrade to your regular chocolate chip cookie. Look how thick they are.

Soft-Baked Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies


10) Eat chocolate chip cookie dough in frosting form. Seriously, do it. My Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sandwiches combine chocolate chip cookies AND and safe-to-eat cookie dough in one.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Sandwiches for cookie dough lovers! Easy recipe at


11) More cookie dough! In fudge form, of course. My Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge is easy to make and eat bite tastes like pure cookie dough. It’s a miracle fudge, trust me.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge


12) When in doubt, use salted caramel. My  Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies are currently in a contest and they may just be the best cookie I’ve ever baked. They have a brownie-like interior, are stuffed with oozing caramel and sprinkled with sea salt. And of course, studded with dark chocolate chips.

Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Cookies


 13) Chocolate Chip Cookie Granola Bars. Enough said!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Granola Bars by


14) Eat your cookie dough on a stick! Covered in chocolate.  These Cookie Dough Truffle Pops were the first thing to disappear at one of my bake sales. Everyone LOVED them. Plus, they are fun to eat!

Cookie Dough Truffle Pops by


15) Double chocolate cookies mixed with peanut butter chocolate chip cookies and swirled into one enormous monster cookie? Yes, yes, and yes! These Soft-Baked Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Cookies are completely bonkers. In the best way possible!

Soft-Baked Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Cookies by


16) Salted Caramel Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies are like chocolate turtle candies, but better. Sticky, gooey, salty caramel with pecan chunks and a ton of chocolate chips. I used my favorite soft-baked cornstarch chocolate chip cookie recipe as the base for these.

Salted Caramel Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies by


17) Searching for that perfectly chewy, non-cakey pumpkin cookie? My Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies took me a long time to develop and have been a hit on my blog. They’re all I think about in the fall – and well, throughout the whole year!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies


18) There was no one harmed making and eating my Death by Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies, but you surely will feel like you are in heaven taking one bite of these seriously fudgy chocolate and peanut butter chip cookies.  They are made with pure melted chocolate – you can imagine why I call them “death by chocolate.”

Death by Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies


19) My Inside Out Chocolate Chip Cookies are for serious chocolate lovers. Made with a chocolate cookie base and white chocolate chips, these soft-baked cookies disappear VERY quickly from the cookie jar. Trust me.

Inside Out Chocolate Chip Cookies


20) If you love mint & chocolate as much as I do, you must try my Andes Mint Chocolate Chunk Cookies.  They are soft-baked, thick, and bursting with mint and chocolate. I add a touch of cocoa powder to the dough to bump up the chocolate flavor as well.

Andes Mint Chocolate Chunk Cookies by


21) Take a basic ice cream pie recipe and amp it up by adding loads and loads of cookie dough! I don’t know about you, but the only way I can eat cookie dough ice cream is if it’s heavy on the cookie dough. My Cookie Dough Lovers’ Ice Cream Pie never disappoints!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Pie. Loaded with EXTRA cookie dough!


22) Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies are made from my favorite cornstarch soft-baked cookie dough. I just added mint chocolate chips to them.

Soft-Baked Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies


23) These Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches start with my favorite cornstarch soft-baked cookie recipe. I rolled them into smaller balls before baking and stuffed chocolate frosting between two. The best kind of sandwich!

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches


24) These popular White Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies became an instant favorite with us and all of my coworkers. And you too! I used my favorite cornstarch soft-baked cookie dough recipe and overstuffed it with white chocolate chips and dried cranberries.

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies


25) Want to make a chocolate chip cookie even BETTER? Turn them into Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies. These red velvet beauties will disappear, trust me. So tender, rich, chewy, and perfect any time of year.

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe


So there you go. My chocolate chip cookie shrine.

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Q: What are your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes like?




  1. Funny…I was just trying out a new chocolate chip cookie recipe tonight! I have been craving them all week!

  2. You know me and cookies. We’re like *this* 🙂

  3. cornstarch!! I will try this next time. I make choco chip cookies a lot in this house. Also, I will take a dozen of each of these cookies please! 🙂

  4. it’s almost 1am and i just came across your post on my RSS reader. i kept my finger on the down arrow and closed my eyes til i got to the bottom. i can’t read this now cuz then i will HAVE to bake everything like right NOW. you are killing me. :>D

  5. I love everything about this list, Sally. When is your cookie cookbook coming out??? 😉

  6. I need to try every single one. Today!

  7. mint chocolate is the best! yum yum!

  8. Sally, I love what you’ve done with the cookie recipe! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and thank you even more for your glowing words about the recipe. You rock!

    • Hey Kelsey!! Thank YOU for the cookie recipe. It’s groundbreaking, really. I sing its praises every single day. You will not even believe how many readers write in to me about these cookies. I am a cornstarch queen now and always bake my chocolate chip cookies with it! 🙂 THANK YOU!

  9. I think I’ve put on a stone just reading this, lol, I have so many ideas now. Don’t even know where to start. One word- amazing 🙂

  10. I love chocolate chip cookies too. They are my favourite of all desserts.

  11. My favorite are your sprinkle chocolate chip cookies….I have made those 3 times in the last couple of weeks……also I tried the chocolate with the white chocolate chip and those were good to…..I love all you suggestions for how to make the cookies better……I do think they lead to a better chocolate chip cookie….Thanks for sharing!

  12. I am baking a dozen of each one of these cookies for my daughters birthday party and i will put two in each goodie bag i think the kids will love them i have tried them all and they are delicious. You have great recipes 🙂

  13. Sally, these pictures are literally making me drool. They all look so amazing I don’t know which one to choose! 😉

  14. I’m gob smacked with the amount of cookies that you make , I was wondering If you sell them?

  15. Just dropping by to say THANK YOU! I’ve been a big fan of your cookies and have made several of them. These recipes have become my go to recipes. I made the chocolate chips cookies last night and I’m eating them for breakfast! Ha! 🙂

    • Hi Renee! I’m so glad you are loving my cookie recipes! Cookies are my favorite thing to make and I love the chocolate chip ones. =)

  16. Hi Sally!!! Which of your choc chip cookie recipes would be best for a cookie cake?

    Thank you!!

  17. I’m confused – each cookie dough ball is 1 tbsp of dough? or is each cookie dough ball 2 tbsp?

  18. Hi Sally, this list is amazing! This is will be my first recipe I will try on your website but I’ve heard of so many great things from people that this website is amazing so I’m excited! I love the idea of the chocolate swirl cookies but the only thing is I am allergic to peanut butter so I was wondering if the swirl cookies could be altered so that it’s a regular chocolate chip cookie instead of a peanut butter cookie? Thanks so much!

    • Great question Jessie. I actually have a swirl cookie recipe coming on Friday! Regular chocolate chip and double chocolate cookies combined into one. So yes, you can make the PB swirl cookies but replace the PB dough with another regular chocolate chip cookie dough.

  19. The strawberry cookie recipe only leads to another cookie’s page, I think you might want to correct the link. 🙂

  20. The chocolate chip cookies are looking very yummy and quite desperate to eat it.I just love the new flavors that you have mentioned.I just want to eat them ALL!I like the blog post to read and share.Regards to you…. 🙂
    BTW, a nice website on chocolate can be found

  21. I just tried these chocolate chip cookies and I made them Huge!!! and they are AMAZING!!! you are the best!! Thanks for all these amazing recipes! BTW, a nice website on chocolate can be found here

  22. I love your blog!
    All the food taste sooo good.
    I was wondering if you could make a crunchy,buttery chocolate chip cookie.
    I like soft and chewy, but sometimes I want a crunchy one.
    Please try to make one!
    I’ll be waiting!

  23. I made the cake batter chocolate chip cookies. They are still coming out extremely flat. Why??? It’s so frustrating. I did freeze the batter in small balls and put them directly onto the cookie sheet bake.  so they have certainly been chilled. I am so open to suggestions to improve this. I would love for them to look like the ones in your picture. Help!

  24. This look amazing delicious

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