10 Unforgettable Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

by | Updated: August 25th, 2017 | Read time: 3 minutes

To chocolate chip cookies and beyond! If you’ve never ventured beyond the traditional flour-eggs-butter-sugar-chocolate-chip combo, you’re missing out. Certainly some parties, dessert tables or cookie-snacking occasions call for treats with a twist. Here’s a look at ten recipes that are healthier than any original—and go way beyond classic or ordinary. You’ll find recipes with add-ins besides chocolate chips, some made without eggs and even ones that require no baking at all!

Sunflower Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Recipe: Allergen-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients: Oat flour, sunflower seed butter, coconut sugar and applesauce

Why we love it: In recent years, we’ve all become more conscious of food allergies, especially because of new school policies. This cafeteria-safe recipe aims to please sensitive eaters and those around them.

Try it: Allergy-free is the way to be >

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe: Salted Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients: Coconut & gluten-free flours, rolled oats, chia seeds and banana

Why we love it: Oats and a pinch of pink salt go a long way in this vegan and gluten-free recipe. These crunchy, crumbly bites will redefine what you thought you loved about chocolate chip cookies.

Try it: See if its worth its salt >

Healthy, No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe: No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients: Tigernut flour, maple syrup, vanilla and cacao chips

Why we love it: No baking and only six ingredients! Because this batch doesn’t require eggs, you can eat them immediately! Using only six ingredients also makes prep easy as pie (or in this case, no-bake cookies)!

Try it: Don’t touch that oven >

Cookies with Chocolate Chips and Dried Cranberries

Recipe: Chocolate-Cherry Chip Cookies

Ingredients: Almond flour, coconut sugar, vanilla stevia, dried cherries and coconut oil

Why we love it: There’s a reason so many chocolaty desserts come topped with cherries and cherry sauce! In this recipe, dried cherries add bursts of tart, juicy flavor and balance out the rich chocolate.

Try it: Cherries are cheerful > 

Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie Recipe

Recipe: Chocolate Chip & Sunflower Seed Butter Protein Cookies

Ingredients: White beans, sunflower butter, coconut sugar, brewed coffee and chocolate chunks

Why we love it: Whites beans and coffee are the secret ingredients you never knew your cookies were missing. White beans secretly add a healthy boost of protein and fiber and coffee enhances the rich, chocolaty flavor.

Try it: To bean or not to bean > 

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Recipe: Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips & Pecans

Ingredients: gluten-free baking flour, rolled oats, brown sugar and pecans

Why we love it: With added pecans and oats, these treats are a crunchy-food-lover’s dream. Plus, a gluten-free baking flour blend means they’re easy to make (no sifting together multiple flours!).

Try it: Crunch away > 

Pumpkin & White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe: Pumpkin & White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients: Coconut flour, pumpkin, coconut butter, honey and white chocolate chips

Why we love it: This egg-less recipe proves pumpkin can (and should!) be enjoyed all year round, especially in dessert form along with white chocolate chips.

Try it: Pump up your cookie >

Dark Chocolate Cookies Recipe with White Chocolate Chips

Recipe: Dark Chocolate Cookies with White Chocolate Chips 

Ingredients: Dark cocoa powder, oat flour, coconut sugar and white chocolate chips

Why we love it: Almost like an inside-out version of chocolate chip cookies, these dark chocolate cookies are loaded with white chocolate chips. Celebrate the harmony of two perfect chocolates!

Try it: Take a stab at the dark chocolate > 

Zucchini Bread Cookies

Recipe: Zucchini Bread Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients: Zucchini, rolled oats, oat flour, almond extract and ginger

Why we love it: Take zucchini bread goodness, mix in chocolate chips and make miniature-size bites. These cookies will have you finding excuses to eat your veggies at every meal.

Try it: Sneak in your veggies > 

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Oats and Cranberries

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie with Oats and Cranberries

Ingredients: Coconut flour, rolled oats, dried cranberries, bananas and sunflower butter

Why we love it: All your favorite chocolate chip cookie variations come together in these soft-on-the-inside, crunchy-on-the-outside bites that will send you into complete bliss.

Try it: Bliss out >