While chocolate chip cookies originated in the US, they're now a global favourite. After all, there's nothing better than biting into a warm, chewy cookie with melting chocolate chips. They're perfect for enjoying at afternoon tea, but also great for picnics and packed lunches, due to their portable nature. They're also a great project to bake with kids, because they're simple and quick to make. Check out our kids' cookies and kids' baking recipes for more inspiration on getting the kids involved in the kitchen.


And, while the original is a winner, below are plenty of exciting twists on the classic chocolate chip cookie to try.


This giant cookie skillet is a good one to bake with the kids, as they can adapt the treat with whatever toppings they want. Some of our favourites include pretzels, which add some salty notes to cut through the sweetness; marshmallows for extra ooze factor; nuts for crunch; or toffee or fudge, if your sweet tooth is insatiable.

For more desserts that can feed a crowd, check out our sharing dessert ideas.

2. Berry & chocolate loaded cookies


Sandwich crisp, chewy cookies with an irresistible raspberry and white chocolate filling. This batch makes 13-14 cookies, so it will fill up your biscuit tin.

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3. Chilli chocolate cookies

Stack of chocolate cookies on a plate next to lime wedges and glass of water

Elevate these double chocolate chip cookies with a spicy twist. Use dark chilli chocolate and a hint of cayenne pepper (adjust to your spice preference) to enhance the overall sweetness. For an extra treat, serve with cool vanilla ice cream.

If you love everything spicy, check out our chilli recipes.

Giant cookie cake cut into slices

This hybrid between a cookie and cake is quick and easy to make, taking under an hour from start to finish. Studded with white and milk chocolate chips, it's delicious served warm with a dollop of ice cream.

Baking doesn't need to be hard – check out more of our easy cake recipes for fuss-free treats.

Three chocolate-chip ice-cream sandwiches on plates

This recipe for chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches is one for letting kids take the lead in the kitchen: it's written with children in mind, and is a great way to improve their cooking confidence and reading abilities.

Check out more indulgent ice cream recipes to help cool down.

6. Mint chocolate chip cookies

Chocolate chip cookies dunked in chocolate and candy cane pieces

Enjoy these cookies during Christmas, or share with loved ones. They're flavoured with peppermint extract, then dipped in dark chocolate and coated in crushed candy canes for extra festive flavour.

Discover more mint recipes, including minty cocktails, teas, soups, salads and more.

7. Malty choc chip cookies

Stacks of malt and chocolate chip cookies

These easy chocolate chips can be ready in under half an hour, perfect when you suddenly crave something sweet to dunk into your tea. Malted milk powder adds a subtle caramel flavour to the final cookies.

Check out more of our easy baking recipes for simple sponges, cupcakes, traybakes and biscuits.

8. Butterscotch cookies


These butterscotch cookies are simple to make using less than 10 ingredients, many of which you may already have in your storecupboard. The addition of puffed rice cereal provides a delightful crunch.

If you enjoyed these, check out more of our butterscotch recipes, like our butterscotch bars or burnt butterscotch rice pudding.

9. Triple chocolate cookies


All bases are covered with white, milk and dark chocolate included in these American-style cookies, best enjoyed warm with a cold glass of milk. The batch makes 24, and both the unbaked dough and the final cookies can be frozen if you need to get ahead.

If you've got a sweet tooth, check out more of our chocolate recipes.

Also try our indulgent British classic pudding, Queen of Puddings recipe.

10. Hot cross cookies

Pile of hot cross cookies

These cute cookies decorated like hot cross buns will soon become a family favourite. Spiced with cinnamon and dotted with juicy sultanas and sweet white chocolate, they’re the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea.

Hot cross buns are a staple of Easter. Check out more cookie recipes perfect for Easter celebrations with our Easter cookie recipes.


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