A chilly day is the perfect excuse to stay indoors and bake. Before you mix up your go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe, check out our favorite twists on the classic cookies that may tempt you to bake a batch of something new.
1. Mix-In: Bacon (pictured above)
Lee Ann Wong’s Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies feature diced bacon that is cooked until the bacon pieces are golden and crisp. Stir them into your cookie batter for a salty (and meaty) twist on the normally vegetarian-friendly chocolate chip cookies.
2. Mix-In: Peanut Butter
This soft and chewy peanut butter cookie is from the famous Tate’s Bake Shop. Their Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe uses vegetable shortening or coconut oil to give great texture to the cookies. Want a total peanut butter indulgence? Swap peanut butter chips for the chocolate chips.
3. Mix-In: Pretzels and Caramel
These cookies are right on trend with caramel, chocolate and salty pretzels. There’s no need to be exact when breaking apart pretzels and caramel chunks for these Broken Pretzel and Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies that will satisfy your sweet and salty cravings.
4. Mix-In: Almond Flour
Turn your chocolate chip cookies into a gluten-free favorite by swapping in almond flour and brown rice flour for all-purpose flour. The Gluten-Free Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies keep their chewy, moist texture for a long time so they’re a great make-ahead option that can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week.
5. Mix-In: Rolled Oats
Mini Bittersweet Chocolate Chip Cookies with Maldon Sea Salt get their unique flavor and texture from a secret ingredient: fine and coarse processed rolled oats. The result is a crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside cookie that is sprinkled with sea salt.
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