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10 of the best chocolate chip cookie recipes for ultimate comfort baking

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 10 of the best chocolate chip cookie recipes to kick off your baking adventure.


1. Jacqueline Alwill's Tahini Choc Chip Cookies

Makes 12 cookies

Gluten free : Dairy Free : Vegan

  • 1 cup (220g) almond meal
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) tahini
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut flour+
  • 80g choc chips or broken dark chocolate pieces
  1. Preheat oven to 170C and line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  2. In a bowl combine almond meal, tahini, coconut oil, maple syrup, bicarb soda and mix.
  3. If the dough feels very loose (which can happen depending on your almond meal) then add 1-2 tablespoon coconut flour.
  4. Mix the chocolate chips or broken pieces into the dough, then take a heaped tablespoon of dough, roll into a ball and place on tray.
  5. Press down lightly with your fingers and repeat for remaining dough.
  6. Place in middle of oven to cook for 16-18 minutes or until lightly golden.
  7. Allow to cool completely on tray. Store in the fridge up to 2 weeks.


2. Bon Appetit's BA's Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

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.


3. The Baking ChocolaTess Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

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.


4. Broma Bakery The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

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.


5. 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.


6. Live Well Bake Often Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

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.


7. The Kitchen Magpie Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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.


8. Clare Scrine's Browned Butter, Double Choc Chip Bikkies

Scrine's no-waste approach to cooking was how she ended up creating this delightful recipe – a great way to use up any leftover egg whites you might have sitting in the fridge. What really gives it incredible flavour though is the browned butter – a step not to miss! These Italian-style almond biscuit inspired bikkies are delicious, easy and a real crowd pleaser.


9. Alison Roman's Salted Butter and Chocolate Chunk Shortbread

For something a little different, why not try Alison Roman's shortbread version of the classic choc chip cookie? Roman says she isn't a fan of the classic cookie, so this her take on it that still includes her favourite bits… saltiness, chocolate chunks and crispy edges.


1o. Sohla El-Walyll's White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

For the white chocolate lovers among us – you know who you are – nothing really compares to the combination of white chocolate macadamia cookies. It's a Subway staple and you can now make it at home, following ex-BA chef Sohla El-Walyll's recipe on the NYT Cooking website.


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.


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Cover image courtesy of Jacquline Alwill.