9 Ways To Upgrade Your Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s hard to imagine anything better than a batch of chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven, but what if you good make that ooey, gooey chocolatey goodness even better? Well, with these 9 simple tricks, you can.

Because if my chocolate chip cookies could be filled with more chocolate or other added bonuses, I definitely wouldn’t turn that down. Sometimes good just isn’t good enough. Let’s try for great, shall we?

1. Add Chocolate Chunks

If you could have bigger pieces of chocolate inside your cookie, that’d be nice wouldn’t it?

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2. Include Your Favorite Candy Bar

Go ahead and throw in chopped up Snickers, Reese’s or (my favorite) Almond Joy to take those cookies to the next level. Get the Twix recipe here.

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3. Brown The Butter

For an even richer taste, try browning the butter before you combine it with the other ingredients.

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4. Add Cereal

Rice Krispies will add an extra crunch to your cookies, and that couldn’t hurt, right?

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5. Go Nuts

Walnuts, peanuts, hazelnuts, pistachios… you really can’t go wrong adding any type of nut to your batter for a little extra flavor and crunch. Get the hazelnut recipe here.

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6. Whisk In Coffee

Coffee and chocolate pair quite well together. So, don’t forget this excellent combination the next time you whip up a batch of chocolate chip cookies.

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7. Drizzle In Caramel

Caramel chunks will make your cookies even more gooey, and honestly, I don’t see anything wrong with that.

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8. Use White Chocolate

Tease your tastebuds and substitute your milk or dark chocolate chips for white chocolate. You’ll be in for a pleasant surprise.


9. Add A Hint Of Cinnamon

Cinnamon is one of my personal favorite spices, and if I could, I’d add it to just about anything. It’s a great addition to chocolate chip cookies, especially with this fall weather. So, enjoy the season, why don’t you?

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These chocolate chip cookie hacks are great on their own, but what’s even better is that they can be combined in any way you like.

Want to substitute your milk chocolate for white chocolate and add nuts or cranberries? Go for it! There’s no wrong way to enjoy these upgrades so cancel your plans and get that oven preheated, already. You’ve got cookies to make.

{h/t: Food & Wine]

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