Different Ways To Make Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are arguably the best cookies ever invented. The simple, buttery cookie dough elevated by the chocolate chips is a match made in baked-goods heaven. With the average American enjoying roughly 35,000 cookies in a lifetime, why wouldn't you make most of those chocolate chip cookies? And, even though it's more work, nothing will ever beat baking a fresh batch at home. That's not to say you have to make the same version over and over again.

There's no one right way to make chocolate chip cookies. It all depends on your mood and personal taste. Do you like dark chocolate chunks or classic chocolate chips? Fluffy, dense, or crispy? When you make them at home, you have the power to make your chocolate chip cookies however you like — with the help of a good recipe, that is.

We've gathered up a variety of chocolate chip cookie recipes with all the best qualities. Find the best way to make the cookies you love. Or try them all and pick your favorite — stock up on chocolate chips, and let's go!

Big and bulky bakery-style chocolate chip cookies

Walk into a bakery and you might be greeted by the intoxicating aroma of fresh baked cookies. Bakery cookies usually come in generous portions that fill up a small plate and leave you feeling oh-so-satisfied. But you can skip the bakery run (and the $6 price tag) by making your own delicious version at home with this bakery-style recipe. Plus your house will have that great bakery smell, too!

The secret of this recipe? Quality ingredients of course: To make these cookies great, splurge a little at the grocery store. Higher quality chocolate chips, eggs, and flour cost more, but will make a difference in how your cookies taste. There are also different kinds of butter that will change the consistency of your cookies. If you want that professional bakery taste, be picky about what you put in the dough.

DoubleTree chocolate chip cookies for your next staycation

If you've ever stayed at a DoubleTree hotel, you've probably enjoyed their complimentary chocolate chip cookies. Now you don't have to travel anywhere because you can make the DoubleTree cookie recipe at home. This isn't a copycat recipe. This is the official DoubleTree recipe, which they decided to release during the COVID pandemic to spread a little joy while people were stuck at home. In the words of DoubleTree senior vice president and global head, Shawn McAteer, "A warm chocolate chip cookie can't solve everything, but it can bring a moment of comfort and happiness."

The secrets of this recipe? That would be rolled oats, chopped nuts, and lemon juice. The oats and chopped nuts make this a heartier cookie that leaves you feeling satisfied, and the lemon juice is not to for a citrus flavor, but to create a reaction with the baking soda that will give you a fluffier cookie.

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies that won't disappoint

The English language lacks a word for that heartbreaking moment when you bite into what you think is a chocolate chip cookie only to discover it's actually an oatmeal raisin imposter. Oh, the wasted calories! But it's not the oatmeal's fault, as oats can give your cookie a buttery, chewy, hearty texture, after all. We can lay most of the blame squarely on the raisins, which are never an adequate substitute when you're wanting chocolate. So, give oatmeal cookies a chance with this oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe.

The secret of this recipe is mixing the wet and dry ingredients separately. Not only does keeping wet and dry ingredients divided at first make a difference in texture, but how you combine wet and dry matters, too. Do it right, and you'll get a cookie that more than makes up for those past traumatic raisin encounters.

Double the chocolate, double the guilty pleasure

The only thing better than chocolate is more chocolate! This recipe for double chocolate chip cookies creates a rich, decadent cookie that will more than appease your chocolate cravings. With this recipe, you'll even add extra chocolate chips to the top of the unbaked cookies to get that molten, drippy chocolate that is so deliriously delicious!

The secret of this recipe? Creaming the butter and sugar. The process of creaming butter and sugar together adds air to the batter that will give you fluffier, chewier cookies, among other benefits. So, don't skip this step unless you want fewer, denser cookies.

Crunchy and chewy chocolate chip cookie perfection

This recipe for the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies You've Ever Tasted is no exaggeration. These thin cookies get brown and crispy around all the edges while still being ooey-gooey and chewy on the inside. What more could you ask for?

This secrets of this recipe are melted butter, light brown sugar, and sea salt. The melted butter is what gives the cookie that irresistible chewiness. Light brown sugar gives you the traditional cookie flavor, although if you prefer, dark brown sugar will give you an added toffee flavor. Sprinkling sea salt on top of the cookies give you a salty crunch with every bite. So, why are you still reading this when you could be making cookies?