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5 Recipes Perfect for Celebrating National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Who doesn't love sinking their into a fresh-from-the oven chocolate chip cookie packed with delicious ingredients and homemade goodness? In fact, chocolate chip cookies are so beloved that they have an entire day dedicated to the honor. Why not...

Who doesn't love sinking their into a fresh-from-the oven chocolate chip cookie packed with delicious ingredients and homemade goodness? In fact, chocolate chip cookies are so beloved that they have an entire day dedicated to the honor. Why not celebrate August 4th's National Chocolate Chip Cookie day by baking up a batch of your own?

But all chocolate chip cookies are not created equal. Whether you stick with tried-and-true or experiment with something new, these five recipes are guaranteed to keep all of your favorite people coming back to the cookie jar.

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Stack up some chocolate chip cookie goodness this August 4th.

1. The Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie

The Original Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie just might be the most famous cookie in the world. People have been making these chewy, soft treats for generations, and will still be making them for generations to come. The best part? You've likely got every ingredient in your pantry and fridge right now so you have no excuse not to make them.

2. The Breakfast Chocolate Chip Cookie

They've got bacon, eggs and maple syrup as ingredients. That means you can call them "breakfast," right? Nadia G's Milk Chocolate Chip Maple Syrup Glazed Cookies are sure to make your favorite bacon-lover swoon, along with anyone else who samples these salty-sweet snacks. Sticking with your morning bowl of oatmeal? These do the tasty trick any time of day.

3. The Extra-Chocolatey Chocolate Chip Cookie

Is there any such thing as too much chocolate? Not according to this Cookie Jar Double Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, which is not only chock-full of chocolate chips, but throws in cocoa powder and a rich, chocolate frosting, too. (Yes, you read that right.) We'd actually call that triple chocolate, but who's counting?

4. The Everything-And-Then-Some Chocolate Chip Cookie

Butter brickle. Peanut butter chips. White chocolate chips. Hazelnuts. What do all of these things have in common? They're all ingredients in this Everything but the Kitchen Sink Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. But why stop there? One reviewer recommends tossing in a cup of coconut for good measure. Think it sounds a bit over the top? Think again: An elusive five-star rating from Food.com can't be wrong.

5. The Gourmet Cookie

You love salted caramel. You love chocolate chip cookies. So what's better than putting these two amazing flavors together? While chocolate chip is a classic, salted caramel is one of the hottest flavor profiles of the moment, making these Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars particularly appealing to sweet-toothed foodies thanks to their irresistibly gooey and surprising caramel centers. And besides -- what roundup of chocolate chip cookies is complete without a bar option?

National Chocolate chip cookie day

Remember: amazing ingredients make amazing cookies.

One last thing to keep in mind when it comes to chocolate chip cookie recipes? Everyone thinks theirs is the best. You'll just have to try them all to decide which one comes out on top. But sure to stock up on plenty of milk before you do -- it's the perfect complement to each of these five decadent delights. Ready to get baking? Stock up by browsing bakeware and more at Cilantro The Cooks Shop today.