How many ways are there to love chocolate chip cookies? So far, we’ve found 24.

A bowl of eggless chocolate chip cookie dough with a spoon resting in it.
Lindsay Landis
1 of 24

Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

This eggless chocolate chip cookie dough tastes just like Toll House chocolate chip cookie dough except it’s specifically made without eggs. But it boasts exactly the same flavor and mouthfeel as the real deal. Safe for children and anyone else a little leery of raw eggs.
A small batch of chocolate chip cookies on a baking sheet.
Christina Lane
2 of 24

Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies

These small batch chocolate chip cookies make just enough for two. Made with butter and brown sugar and all the usual ingredients. Because if you’re anything like us, small batch is better than no batch. Sometimes much better.
Eight vegan chocolate chip brownie swirl cookies on a piece of crumpled parchment.
Ciarra Siller
3 of 24

Vegan Chocolate Chip Brownie Swirl Cookies

These vegan chocolate chip brownie swirl cookies are for those moments when you can’t decide between cookie and brownie. Go on, have them both.
One whole wheat chocolate chip cookie pulled in two
Alpha Smoot
4 of 24

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

These whole wheat chocolate chip cookies have a deeper flavor and a chewier texture than traditional cookies. Walnuts add crunch. The cookies are even better the next day, if you can believe that!
Stack of 10 chocolate chip cookies, each topped with sea salt on an aqua piece of wood
Sara Remington
5 of 24

Thousand-Layer Chocolate Chip Cookie

These thousand-layer chocolate chip cookies are made from just about the same ingredients as their compatriots. The difference, though, (and it’s a significant one) is portions of dough are stacked on top of each other to create layers of flavor and texture. The tops are then sprinkled with fleur de sel. The resulting treats are flat, crispy, and chewy.
Six peanut butter-oatmeal-chocolate chip cookies on a rimmed baking sheet.
Linda Xiao
6 of 24

Peanut Butter-Oatmeal-Chocolate Chip Cookies

The name of these monster peanut butter-oatmeal-chocolate chip cookies doesn’t say it all. They’re also exploding with M&Ms and chocolate chips. Kids and adults love them.
Seven of David Leite's chocolate chip cookies cooling on wire racks
David Leite
7 of 24

David Leite’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Say hello to the chocolate chip cookie recipe that started an Internet craze and made bakers rethink how to make cookies. They originally appeared in the July 9, 2008 edition of the New York Times in an article written by our Fearless Leader, David Leite. What makes them so damn special is the dough is refrigerated for 24 to 36 hours for a more complex flavor and greater variation in texture. Sea salt is the finishing touch.
A stack of Neiman Marcus cookies on wooden board with a bottle of milk and a jar of chocolate chips.
Clare Barboza
8 of 24

Neiman Marcus Cookie

This Neiman Marcus cookies recipe, made with oatmeal and nuts, is an urban legend and very likely a hoax but makes a darn good chocolate chip cookie.
A glass jar filled with soft chocolate chip cookies.
David Leite
9 of 24

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

These soft chocolate chip cookies are the timeless basic chocolate chip cookie of your childhood. They’re easy and chewy and taste just as good as they did then.
A stack of Neiman Marcus chocolate chip cookies separated by pieces of parchment.
Ellen Silverman
10 of 24

Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie

These Neiman Marcus chocolate chip cookies, made popular through urban legend as the “$250 chocolate chip cookies,” are crispy, chewy, and downright delicious.
A cookie sheet with six breakfast cookies with oats, banana, figs, and peanut butter.
Jessica Merchant
11 of 24

Breakfast Cookies

These breakfast cookies are loaded with banana, oats, whole wheat flour, flaxseed, peanut butter, figs, and chocolate chips to make a satisfying, filling breakfast. Kids love ’em. Sorta like granola cookies.
Squares of chocolate chip crisps on a sheet of parchment paper.
Diane Cu and Todd Porter
12 of 24

Chocolate Chip Crisps

These chocolate chip crisps are a dunkable, snackable treat have the crispness of a cracker, and taste like a cookie.
A stack of chicharron chocolate chip cookies on a blue plate on a wire rack with a couple more cookies on the rack.
Penny De Los Santos
13 of 24

Chicharrón Chocolate Chip Cookies

These chicharrón chocolate chip cookies are soft, chewy, homemade chocolate chip cookies made with—believe it or not—pork rinds. And they’re magnificent beyond words.
A wooden table with a blue check napkin and glass of milk with a straw. 6 easy gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, in whole and halves, are scattered on the table with crumbs.
Brent Hofacker
14 of 24

Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Challenged by dear childhood friends who wanted the perfect gluten-free chocolate chip cookie, I developed this recipe and got a true test of how successful it was when I took a batch to a Super Bowl Party. Everyone demolished the entire batch of cookies without knowing they were gluten-free and told me they were the best they had eaten. When I revealed they were gluten-free, all of the party-goers were shocked!
A single compost cookie from Christina Tosi.
Momofuku Milk Bar
15 of 24

Compost Cookies®

These compost cookies, created by Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar, have a pretty surprising and impressive array of mix-ins, including ground espresso, potato chips, and pretzels. Salty, sweet, chewy, gooey, and soul satisfying.
Several oatmeal chocolate chip cookies cooling on a rack, one with a bite out of it.
Molly Gilbert
16 of 24

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are healthier than their classic cousin thanks to the presence of oats. Yet they’re still sufficiently indulgent to not make you question whether or not you’ll feel spectacularly satisfied, both with the cookies and yourself.
One ultra-thin chocolate chunk cookie resting against a roll of wax paper.
Deborah Jones
17 of 24

Ultra-Thin Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These ultra-thin chocolate chunk cookies are perfect and shatteringly crispy with a distinctive caramel flavor thanks to brown sugar, oats, and bittersweet chocolate chunks.
A few tahini chocolate chip cookies on a torn piece of parchment paper.
Jerrelle Guy
18 of 24

Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

These tahini chocolate chip cookies are as easy as the classic Toll House cookies but a lot more memorable thanks to ample chocolate chunks and subtle nuttiness from the tahini. We and everyone we know think they’re utterly irresistible with their crackly edges and soft centers.
A cookie ice cream sandwich made with sourdough chocolate chip cookies and vanilla ice cream.
Daniela Trapani
19 of 24

Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies

These sourdough chocolate chip cookies make excellent use of that sourdough discard you always feel guilty throwing out. The inclusion of brown butter and a sprinkle of sea salt makes them all the more irresistible. Idyllic plain or sandwiched with ice cream.
A large chocolate chip skillet cookie topped with ice cream with four spoons resting inside.
Jacqui Caulton
20 of 24

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

This giant chocolate chip cookie is made in a cast-iron skillet and served warm. Top with ice cream and chocolate sauce and devour.
A plate of chocolate chip cookies with with potato chips and toffee pieces baked in
Sally McKenney
21 of 24

Potato Chip Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

These potato chip toffee chocolate chip cookies are made with all the salty crunchy sweet chocolatey ingredients the title suggests.
A stack of thin and crisp chocolate chip cookies with pieces of parchment in between, tied up with string and a glass bottle of milk in the background.
Lisa Warninger
22 of 24

Thin and Crisp Chocolate Chip Cookies

These thin and crisp chocolate chip cookies are a thinner, crispier version of the classic Toll House cookie, made with hazelnut flour, brown sugar, and bittersweet chocolate.
Several espresso chocolate chunk cookies in a paper container.
Andrew Meade
23 of 24

Espresso Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These espresso chocolate chunk cookies are a lot like Tollhouse chocolate chip cookies but amped up. Way up. They’re basically a more mature version of a household staple. Which means you don’t have to share with the kids.
Several ginger chocolate chunk cookies on a piece of parchment paper.
Gentl and Hyers
24 of 24

Ginger Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These ginger chocolate chunk cookies boast three types of ginger, in addition to chunks of dark chocolate and cocoa powder. They are, quite honestly, the best chewy ginger cookies we’ve ever tried.

About David Leite

David Leite has received three James Beard Awards for his writing as well as for Leite’s Culinaria. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Saveur, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Yankee, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and more.

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