One could say that American food holidays have gotten utterly out of hand: there's one for practically every day of the year. We Americans love to eat-but c'mon, do we really need an official day dedicated to crab-stuffed flounder (February 18th, by the way)? Maybe we do, maybe we don't. But around here, we're pretty sure we DO need an entire day to celebrate the chocolate chip.
The chocolate chip cookie was invented in America, and the Nestle Toll House cookie is practically an icon. Not to mention, you'd be hard-pressed to find a recipe involving chocolate chips that isn't altogether mouthwatering. So without further ado, here are 11 chocolate chip recipes to help celebrate this entirely essential national food holiday.
A Family Feast
Why not begin our ode to the chocolate chip with a twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie? Mouth drooling yet? This recipe, brought to you by A Family Feast, is every bit as rich, chocolatey, and irresistible as you might imagine.
Get the Recipe: Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Pie
The Picky Palate
All of our dreams may have just come true. This right here is a batch of Oreo cookies sandwiched in between two chocolate chip cookies and baked to perfection. Don't worry-the Oreo maintains its shape and some of its crispness in the oven. We owe The Picky Palate for this one.
Get the Recipe: Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate chips are not resigned to unhealthy recipes. In fact, a little chocolate in moderation can be good for us! Cooking Classy shares this easy recipe for tasty energy bites, no oven required.
Get the Recipe: No-Bake Energy Bites
The Domestic Rebel
You didn't think we forgot about breakfast, did you? While chocolate chip pancakes are a classic, we recommend these chocolate chip-studded cinnamon rolls, brought to you by The Domestic Rebel, next time you're craving something decadent in the morning.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cinnamon Rolls
The name of this dessert is quite a mouthful-and we guarantee your mouth will be full of pizookie until it's all gone. Damn Delicious brings you this recipe for a skillet chocolate chip cookie with an added zing of caramel flavor, courtesy of browned butter.
Get the Recipe: Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet Pizookie
Divas Can Cook
Cheesecake combined with all the goodness of a chocolate chip cookie? Count us in. This triple threat recipe from Divas Can Cook is potentially the only thing you'll ever need to bring to the potluck table from now on.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars
Let's add in some fruit with all that chocolate! This take on blondies combines chocolate with one of its best pals-cherries. Thanks to Averie Cooks, we have the perfect marriage of tart cherries and sweet chocolate.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Chip 'n' Cherry Blondies
Yammie's Gluten Freedom
Yammie's Gluten Freedom brings us these mint chocolate chip brownies that just so happen to be gluten free. Seriously, if you don't suffer from a gluten intolerance, you still won't want to miss out on these to-die-for brownies.
Get the Recipe: Gluten Free Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies
In honor of National Chocolate Chip Day, why not bake a cake? This chocolate chip cake from Think Arete is a fantastic way to celebrate-no cookie sheets in sight.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cake
Crazy for Crust
Like a moist bar, but not interested in the layer of cheesecake? Crazy for Crust has you covered with these chocolate chip bars made extra gooey with some help from sweetened condensed milk.
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie Gooey Bars
Todd Coleman / Saveur
...with a twist! To finish, we have this recipe from Saveur that is all about the method. By laying the dough in sheets and putting chocolate chips in between layers, it creates crisp edges with a moist and tender interior.
If you're looking for a more traditional take on chocolate chip cookies, try this recipe from An Apple a Day.
Or if you're extremely serious about finding your ideal chocolate chip cookie, we recommend this Ultimate Guide to Chocolate Chip Cookies from Handle the Heat (and she means ultimate).
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookies
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