It’s hard to resist a good chewy chocolate chip cookie, especially when the possibilities are endless! Here is a roundup of all the cookie varieties adapted from my favorite chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe.
My favorite chewy chocolate chip cookies are one of the most popular recipes on my blog. It is also the recipe I use most to develop new cookie recipes and wanted to take a moment to highlight these other creations (over 35!) because if you loved my chewy chocolate chip cookies then you really should check these out too.
While you’re at it feel free to leave a comment telling me about your favorite addition to cookies or what variety you’d like to see me make next!
Favorite Varieties of Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
– Inspired by my dad’s amazing almond oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I didn’t actually use oatmeal in these cookies but I think I need to try that out next time.
– This was the beginning of the journey to perfection (and one of my first posts). I still enjoy making these cookies because they are jumbo sized and have semisweet chocolate, white chocolate and peanut butter chips.
– If you thought these cookies couldn’t get any chewier, try adding raisins. If you don’t like raisins use any kind of dried fruit such as cranberries or blueberries (would be great with white chocolate chips).
– Salted caramel is a popular trend right now but have you tried smoked sea salt yet? This is a cookie with a depth of flavor.
– Feeling more adventurous? Then you should really try adding pistachios to your chocolate chip cookies.
– Or how about a double chocolate chip pistachio cookie stuffed with a pistachio creme Oreo?
– For the chocolate lovers out there who are not satisfied with just chocolate chips, here’s a cookie with a chocolate base too.
– Or a chocolate based white chocolate chip cookie stuffed with golden Oreos.
– Love sprinkles but not the double dose of chocolate? Just add sprinkles to my classic recipe!
– Same as above, but now with some dry cake mix added in place of a portion of the flour and sugar!
– Another simple variation? Just add M&Ms! Use festive ones for any holiday.
– Dealing with the summer heat and don’t want to turn on the oven? You can cook them on the grill!
– Nothing improves a perfect, chewy chocolate chip cookie like a Reese’s peanut butter cup stuffed in the middle.
– Why stop at Reese’s peanut butter cups? Stuff these cookies with other candies for every season/holiday such as Peepsters for Easter.
– Or how about a peanut butter version stuffed with a buckeye? What can’t you bake inside of a cookie?
– This is exactly what it sounds like – a healthier version that you won’t believe is actually healthier. Made with whole wheat flour, dark chocolate, a flax egg, and Greek yogurt substituted for some of the butter.
– These are an even healthier version of the ones mentioned above. I like to push the limits while still retaining that perfectly chewy texture. And I added a sprinkle of coarse salt on top.
– These chocolate-peanut butter based cookies have an extra dose of peanut butter in the form of peanut butter morsels.
– Similar to the above, but with Reese’s Pieces mixed in!
– If you love red velvet cake, then you need red velvet cookies with white chocolate chips. If you are missing out on the cream cheese frosting however, feel free to make cookie sandwiches.
– And a purple velvet version because I love purple.
– Chocolate covered cherries now come in cookie form, with a dark chocolate base, dried cherries, and more dark chocolate chips.
– Cookies ‘n’ creme bars are chopped up and mixed into a chocolate cookie dough base along with more white chocolate chips for this decedent version.
– This might be my ideal cookie: caramel, peanut butter, chocolate chips, and coarse salt on top.
– These are likely the most creative version on this list. Stuffed with actual pieces of puppy chow, these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are also coated in a peanut butter-chocolate mixture and finished with powdered sugar.
– These were an adaption from the recipe above. Monster cookies are like kitchen sink cookies with M&M’s, peanut butter, chocolate chips, oats, and raisins.
– A step up from monster cookies are these jumbo cowboy cookies with all the mix-ins.
– In case those weren’t epic enough for you, how about some bacon wrapped peanut butter banana chocolate chip cookies?
– It took me far too long to add citrus fruit zest into a cookie because these taste exactly like an orange creamsicle!
– Or how about a key lime pie version?
– If you are a little more adventurous I also made a version with lemon and rosemary.
– Dig a little bit of floral flavor? How about a lavender version?
– And if you are extra bold I made an orange-lavender version. Somehow the combo of orange and lavender tastes like fruit loops. Sounds weird but I promise it’s legit.
– Continuing the fruit trend, I also turned a banana split into a cookie.
– In case that wasn’t enough fruit, how about adding some blueberries? Paired with white chocolate and brown butter they taste almost like blueberry pie a la mode.
– Raspberries along with dark chocolate, brown butter, and thyme, these cookies are packed with flavor and yet and more subtle than you might expect.
– I might be testing some of you with this one but I promise even lemongrass has its place in cookies. Especially with white chocolate and coconut.
– What happens when you replace all of the butter with olive oil? A crispier exterior and enhanced depth of flavor.
– Now how about we try the same as above but blood orange olive oil accompanied by dried cranberries and white chocolate? Perfect for any time of year but also the holidays.
– Everything you love about my favorite chewy chocolate chip cookies but dressed up for the fall, with the addition of pumpkin pie spice and brown butter.
– If #pumpkineverything is your life long dream then these cookies are for you. With pumpkin puree in the batter, pumpkin spiced morsels, and even some pumpkin seeds there’s little doubt as to what flavor cookie these are. And the combination of pumpkin and chocolate is always a good thing.
– I also made a pumpkin version of the white chocolate macadamia nut cookies, adapted from the recipe above.
– If you know anything about Harry Potter, I am sure you are aware of butterbeer. Made with butterscotch pudding mix, butterscotch chips, and white chocolate chips.
– I am sure you are aware of my root beer obsession, so it should come as no surprise that I found a way to pack in 2 full cans of root beer into these cookies.
– A slightly more adult version of the above includes a chocolate stout baked right in!
– Continuing with the booze infused cookies, how about bourbon with some rye flour?
– Have a sourdough starter? Save your unfed starter when feeding it to make these sourdough cookies! The flavor is subtle but oh so delicious.
List updated 8/4/22, photo above is the original collage photo updated in 2021.
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