It's true, chocolate chip cookies are one of the most divisive food topics in history. Some, among us, are ride or die chewy cookie kind of people. Whereas others, love the crunchy and crumbling bit of a chocolate chip cookie that's almost been taken too far. Flat or thick, there's one thing we can all agree on – there's nothing that quite hits the spot like a good chocolate chip cookie. Which is why when looking for the best chocolate chip cookie recipes, we're open to any and all variations.
The best thing about this particular baked treat is that you can change your approach based on your mood. There's no hard and fast rule and that's exactly how we like it. Chocolate chip cookies are also one of the easiest, crowd-pleasing recipes to have on hand, and during times where everyone is searching for a little extra comfort, what could be more soothing that removing a tray of these goodies from the oven?
No matter your cookie-eating preference, we have got you covered. Here are 6 of the best chocolate chip cookie recipes to kick off your baking adventure.
I've tried more than a handful of chocolate chip cookie recipes in my lifetime, but when our content editor Ella brought a stash of these into the office, I haven't looked back. The perfect balance of chewy and chocolaty goodness, it's the burnt butter concoction that's created in the process that really makes all the difference.
This recipe is actually a favourite of our digital content director, Mia, and promises to deliver on a chocolate chip cookie that is completely buttery, chewy and ultra thick for that ultimate melt in your mouth moment. An insider tip: Mia recommends removing two tablespoons of sugar when making these bad boys to help make those semi-sweet chocolate chips shine.
Similarly to BA's recipe, this Broma Bakery alternative also uses a brown butter base, and the sprinkle of sea salt on the top takes it to the next level. If you're someone who prefers their cookies crunchy on the outside and gooey in the middle; this recipe is for you.
4. Half-Baked Harvest Vegan Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies
You already know we had to make sure our vegan pals could get in on this chocolate chip cookie action, and honestly, with this double-chunk recipe, you actually can't tell the difference. Gluten free and chewy in the centre, there's no compromising when it comes to this recipe.
For those who prefer a soft and almost doughy chocolate chip cookie, we have you covered. This is the type of recipe where the chocolate chips just ooze out between the dough. Definitely not for the person who prefers a higher cookie to chocolate chip ratio.
Lastly, if you are all about that crunch, this crispy chocolate chip cookie recipe will be right up your alley. Dunk into a fresh, cold glass of milk for the perfect midnight treat.
If you're finding yourself in a chocolate-craving place, you'll want to try out our list of the best chocolate cake recipes for ultimate indulgence.