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Melt in your mouth

8 flavors of chocolate chip cookie deliciousness

February 15, 2020
Chocolate chip cookies are a snack food favorite, ranking high on the list of Cookie Champions. The melt-in-your-mouth chocolate morsels baked into a lightly-sweet cookie is hard to resist. Somehow, bakers have found even more ways to make these cookies irresistible. From adding different types of chocolate chips to changing up the cookie batter and adding some sprinkle, these classic cookies get even tastier. Think about your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe, then try some of these delicious ideas below and see how they compare.

1. Chewy

Soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies bring up memories of youth. Memories of fresh baked cookies at a relative’s home or of visiting a friend’s house and kicking back with a pile of junk food. Ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookies can be large or small, full of chocolate chips or a variety of flavorful chips from butterscotch to white chocolate.

2. Crunchy

Crunchy chocolate chip cookies can be made at home, too. Generally, they’re smaller or thinner than their chewier counterparts, but they still pack that delicious chocolate chip cookie flavor. Did you know there are cookie recipes that call for the additions of potato chips? That certainly gives them an extra kick of crunch and a hint of saltiness. If the only chips you’re interested in having in your cookies are chocolate, there are plenty of recipes to turn to for inspiration.

3. Salted

Whoever came up with the idea of putting sea salt on top of an already-delicious chocolate chip cookie had the right idea. When making these cookies, be sure to use sea salt, not table salt. It’s too fine for the cookie and won’t give it the same great taste. The sea salt is sprinkled on after the cookies have been taken out of the oven, and will enhance the rich flavor of the chocolate chips.

4. Chocolate chunk

If chocolate chips aren't enough, you can take your chocolate chip cookies a step further by using chocolate chunks. If preferred, you can make the cookies with all chocolate chunks instead of chocolate chips. However, if you want to have a chocolate overload in your cookies, use both chocolate chips and chunks for maximum impact.

5. Double chocolate chip

Is there such a thing as too much chocolate? Double chocolate chip cookies don't think so. It's a chocolate cookie with chocolate chips baked in, so you couldn't get away from chocolate if you tried. Be sure to eat these with a glass of milk nearby, or if this cookie still isn’t enough chocolate goodness, a side of hot cocoa could take it up a notch.

6. White chocolate

Semi-sweet chocolate chips aren’t the only way to make a great chocolate chip cookie. White chocolate has made a name for itself, often paired with macadamia nuts, but there are other ways to enjoy them, too. Turn a chocolate chip cookie on its head by using white chocolate chips in a cocoa-based chocolate cookie or make a bath of oatmeal cookies with white chocolate chips and cranberries mixed in. This creamy chocolate chip gives this classic cookie a decadent spin that you’re sure to enjoy.

7. Brown butter

Brown butter cookies have become immensely popular in recent years. Butter is cooked down until it — you guessed it — turns brown, and when added into cookie batter, it gives it a different flavor from regular butter you’d typically use. The cookies are darker and richer in taste, so delicious you won’t be able to stop at just one.

8. Confetti cookies

Confetti cookies are a fun spin on the typical sugar or chocolate chip cookie. Colorful sprinkles are added to the batter to add bursts of color that kids will love and families will love to make together. Confetti chocolate chip cookies are especially good to serve at a party, especially if it’s to celebrate a birthday. Who said that cake was the only food allowed to get festive?