Did you know May 15th is National Chocolate Chip Day? Sometimes I think we have a few too many “food days” but if there is a day I’m okay with keeping, it’s a day to celebrate the chocolate chip (side note: I think we still need a greek yogurt day, I should work on that).
I’m sure I’m not the only one who remembers one of the first things they ever baked was a chocolate chip cookie (the recipe on the back of the Toll House package, obviously). Over the years, I like to think my skills in the kitchen have improved, and my tastes have certainly evolved, but you still just can’t beat the nostalgia of a chocolate chip. Know what I mean?
I actually *do* have a new chocolate chip cookie recipe in the works, but I’m saving that for another day (soon!). But today, to honor the day of the chocolate chip, I thought I’d sort through all of my recipes and put together a round-up of some of my favorites involving chocolate chips. Enjoy!
Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies. Want to know a trick to “doughy” cookies? Make ’em really big. And add cornstarch — it thickens up the dough, which means it doesn’t spread as much. Less spread = thick, soft, doughy cookie.
Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies. Similar recipe as my Levain Bakery copycat cookie recipe, but with three types of chocolate: dark, semisweet, and milk. 3x the chocolate!
Chocolate Chip Cake Cookies. As if chocolate chip cookies aren’t enough on their own, this recipe involves Greek yogurt, which makes for a fluffy, cake-like chocolate chip cookie. Highly recommended, especially with some ice cream sandwiched between two!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Granola. What makes a cup of yogurt better? Crunchy, sweet granola that tastes just like a chocolate chip cookie, obviously. 😉
Monster Cookies. Okay, there’s a lot more than chocolate chips involved in these gems, but that’s not such a bad thing, right? Next time I make them, I think I’ll try to use as many different types of chocolate chips as I can — making them even more “monster”-like.
Oatmeal Sunflower Seed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. Soft, chewy oatmeal cookie bars, with sweet chocolate chips and salty sunflower seeds mixed into the batter. The stir-in options for these bars are endless.
Mint Chocolate Chip Funfetti Cookies. I know mint is most popular around the holidays, but if you’re anything like me, you’re able to enjoy the mint + chocolate combo any time of year. Especially when cake mix is involved!
“Mega” sized Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt. I’m convinced a sprinkle of sea salt makes anything taste better, all desserts included. I think I need to combine this recipe with my Levain Bakery copycat recipe. 🙂
What’s your favorite way to enjoy chocolate chips? I’m not going to lie, for me these days, I love stirring dark chocolate chips into greek yogurt. This should be no surprise to many of you. 😉 But chocolate chip cookies are a close, close second!