Chocolate chip cookies are the go-to treat for any occasion, holiday, or season, but there are many different ways to make them to suit your taste or dietary preference and Yummly has them all…
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
For those of you whose idea of the best chocolate chip cookies is soft and chewy, we have more than a few recipes to choose from. While some recipes call for the usual suspects of sugar, semisweet chocolate chips, vanilla extract, and all-purpose flour, others play with ingredients like cornstarch in the flour mixture, an extra egg yolk, unsalted butter, or different ratios for baking soda. There are hundreds of paths that lead to the ultimate chewy chocolate chip cookie.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate and peanut butter are two great tastes that taste great together, so if peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are your jam, we totally get it. But peanut butter chocolate chip cookies can take on different dietary preferences. If you follow a gluten-free diet, you might want to try the flourless version, or if you do the keto diet, there are a few easy low-carb recipes to discover.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Oatmeal isn't just for raisins! Oatmeal gives the regular chocolate chip cookie a bit more texture and heft. You can find recipes to make them soft and chewy, or you can pull out all the stops and go for cowboy cookies which call for coconut, chocolate chunks (sometimes white chocolate!), and pecans. But if you want something fruity, you can add banana to your cookies.
For true chocolate chip cookie enthusiasts, the cookie cake is a safe bet for birthdays and celebrations. Instead of a baking sheet, you can use a round cake pan lined with parchment paper or a castiron skillet to shape your cookie dough. The ingredients shouldn't change, but you should pay attention to the cook time to make sure they come out as soft, crispy or crunchy as you like.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Tips
There are a few tips for executing chocolate chip cookie recipes.
Don't skip the brown sugar -- either light brown sugar or dark brown sugar. It's stickier than granulated white sugar and it helps hold everything together. If you don't have any on hand, a little bit of molasses can take care of it in a bind.
Anytime you make cookies, build in some extra time to refrigerate the batter before scooping it into dough balls and putting them on the cookie sheet. This helps keep them from spreading into flat cookies when they're in the oven. It will extend your total time, but it's worth the sacrifice for the perfect cookie.
If you happen to have flaky sea salt, sprinkle a tiny bit over each cookie before they go in the oven. It can turn the classic chocolate chip cookie into a memorable dessert.
Chocolate chip cookie dough freezes really well so making them ahead of time is very practical. Just make sure to keep them in an airtight container until you're ready to bake -- you don't even have to let the dough come back up to room temperature.
Whatever shape, flavor, or texture you need to make your idea of the best chocolate chip cookie recipe, you can find it on Yummly.