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9+ Unique Chocolate Chip Cookies

on January 8, 2024
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The ultimate list of unique chocolate chip cookie recipes that put a twist on your favorite cookie, including these Chocolate Chip Coffee Cookies. All recipes take under 30 minutes and most require just one bowl!
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Fellow, cookie monsters will probably agree with me that despite the endless options of cookie flavors and designs, there’s nothing quite like a classic chocolate chip cookie! This list of 9+ Unique Chocolate Chip Cookies has all of my favorite takes on the CCC, proving that just because it’s classic, doesn’t mean it has to be boring.

From nuts to caramel to coffee, these fun chocolate chip cookie recipes give you everything you love about the cookie and more, each with a little twist to add something special.

As an environmental scientist and cookie enthusiast, I believe making small changes in the kitchen can make a bigger impact over time. In each delicious recipe, you can expect to learn little “green tips” along the way to help inform your baking!

Green Tip: Look for non-toxic, Teflon-free bakeware when preparing to bake your cookies! Chemicals used to create harmful non-stick bakeware are detrimental pollutants to our environment.

Unique Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Caramel Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies
  2. Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookies
  3. Chocolate Chip Coffee Cookies
  4. Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
  5. Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies
  6. Chocolate Cookies with White Chocolate Chips
  7. Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups
  8. Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies
  9. No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

1. Caramel Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy Caramel Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies
These turtle-candy-inspired cookies bring a trifecta of flavor with crunchy pecans, decadent chocolate, and pools of sweet and buttery caramel.
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2. Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookies with two glasses of milk
These soft and chewy Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookies are ready in just 20 minutes, require only one bowl, and are loaded with deliciousness!
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3. Chocolate Chip Coffee Cookies

Chocolate Chip Coffee Cookies with bite taken out of one
These Chewy Chocolate Chip Coffee Cookies take your favorite classic cookie to the next level with espresso powder for a jolt of flavor and caffeine! Just one bowl and less than 30 minutes required!
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4. Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Stack of Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies on a tiny plate
These Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies combine pumpkin and complimentary spices with classic choco-chip cookie flavors to bring you the ultimate Fall cookie.
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5. Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies

Overhead image of Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies piled on top of each other with negative space on the lower right corner.
Chewy Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies are a delightful combination of soft, tender cookie dough studded with rich chocolate chips and crunchy, toasted walnuts, delivering a perfect blend of textures and flavors in every bite.
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6. Chocolate Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

Chocolate Cookies with White Chocolate Chips
These Chocolate Cookies with White Chocolate Chips boast a chewy cookie base, offering a delightful blend of rich cocoa flavor and creamy sweetness in every bite.
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3 cookie dough cups for ice cream in a large shallow bowl with scoops of vanilla ice cream in them
Why use a cone when you can use a cookie? These cookie dough ice cream cups are chocolatey, buttery, handheld heaven!
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8. Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies without Eggs
These Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfectly chewy and decadent, require no chilling time, and come together in about 20 minutes!
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a stack of no-bake cookie dough bites in a chocolate dipped ice cream cone
These pop-in-your-mouth, safe-to-eat No-Bake Cookie Dough Bites are outrageously delicious and easy to make!
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I hope this list of Unique Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes inspires you to try something new! If you’re still not sure where to start, I’ve included my recipe for Chewy Chocolate Chip Coffee Cookies, that bring the classic to a new level with espresso powder for a jolt of flavor and caffeine!

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9+ Unique Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes, including Coffee Cookies

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The ultimate list of unique chocolate chip cookie recipes that put a twist on your favorite cookie, including these Chocolate Chip Coffee Cookies. All recipes take under 30 minutes and most require just one bowl!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 12 cookies

Ingredients
 
 

  • ½ cup softened unsalted butter (½ cup butter = 1 stick)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon espresso powder (see notes)
  • ¼ teaspoon table salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (dark or semi-sweet)
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Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or a reusable baking mat.
  • To a large mixing bowl, add softened butter, brown sugar and vanilla extract. Use a hand mixer on high to cream together until light and smooth (about 2-3 minutes).
    Light brown sugar, unsalted butter, and vanilla extract creamed together
  • Add the egg and use your hand mixer on low to combine.
    egg mixed in to cough dough before adding dry ingredients
  • Add the flour, espresso powder, salt, and baking soda and mix to combine, careful not to overbeat. Use a spatula to scrape any flour off the sides of the bowl and integrate it into your dough.
    cookie dough with espresso powder in it to add coffee flavor
  • Add the chocolate chips to your dough and use a rubber spatula to fold to combine.
    Chocolate chip coffee cookie dough
  • Use a large cookie scoop or 2 heaping tablespoons of dough to form your cookies, adding them to the prepped baking sheets. Leave at least an inch of space in between each cookie for minor spreading.
    Coffee cookie dough shaped and ready for the oven
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes on the top rack. It's okay if they are slightly underdone. Allow them to cool on the baking sheet. Enjoy!
    Coffee cookies on a baking tray just out of oven

Pro Tips

  • Depending on the type of espresso powder you use, you may get more or less coffee flavor. For the strongest coffee flavor use Cafe Bustelo Dark Roast Espresso powder. Beware that other brands may offer just a hint.
  • You can freeze excess cookie dough before baking it to give you fresh baked cookies every time when the craving hits! Just bake them as normal straight out of the freezer.
  • Cookie monsters are always happy at my house with this delicious selection of my best cookie recipes to choose from! Nom nom nom!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 Minutes or Less, Chocolate Chip Cookies, One-Bowl, Oreo Cookies
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