Ode to the Chocolate Chip: 11 Sweet Recipes

on May 14, 2015


It's National Chocolate Chip Day!

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

Toll House Chocolate Chip Pie

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.

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The Picky Palate

Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

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

Cooking Classy

No-Bake Energy Bites

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.

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The Domestic Rebel

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cinnamon Rolls

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


Damn Delicious

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet Pizookie

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

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars

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


Averie Cooks

Chocolate Chip 'n' Cherry Blondies

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

Gluten Free Mint Chocolate Chip Brownies

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


Think Arete

Chocolate Chip Cake

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

Chocolate Chip Cookie Gooey Bars

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

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies...

...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