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Chocolate Cookie Recipes

Beyond just your typical chocolate chip cookie, check out these fresh and fun ideas for gooey homemade chocolate chip cookie recipes.

Acorn Cookies

Acorn Cookies

Acorn Cookies

Perfect for an autumn party, these cute cookies are a specialty.—Virginia Kroon, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

Peanut Butter Owl Cookies

Peanut Butter Owl Cookies

Peanut Butter Owl Cookies

'Who' wouldn't love these adorable cookies? Using a roll-out refrigerated cookie dough, chocolate-chip eyes and a candy-corn nose, they're a cinch to assemble. If you don't have chocolate chips on hand, use M&M's instead for a kid-friendly fall treat. -Test Kitchen

Gingerbread Ranch House

Gingerbread Ranch House

Gingerbread Ranch House

This colorful ranch house extends "Merry Christmas" wishes in true Southwest style. Constructed of sweet gingerbread, roofed in chewing gum tiles and decked with peppermint stick trims, icing and sprinkles, this adorable adobe "fixer-upper" comes with complete easy-to-follow directions. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Cream Cheese Cookie Cups

Cream Cheese Cookie Cups

Cream Cheese Cookie Cups

Need a quick dessert? Try these yummy cookie bites. For a pretty look, use an icing bag to pipe the filling into the cups, then top each with mini M&M's. —Rachel Blackston, Mauk, Georgia

Cookie Turkeys

Cookie Turkeys

Cookie Turkeys

Folks will gobble up these sweet-tasting turkeys, whether the easy-to-assemble goodies are sold at fund-raisers or featured on holiday tables. "Every Thanksgiving, my cousin makes them out of prepared cookies and candies," says Sue Gronholz of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

Almond Venetian Dessert

Almond Venetian Dessert

Almond Venetian Dessert

These beautiful bars feature three colorful cake-like layers, an apricot filling and a chocolate topping. —Reva Becker, Farmington Hills, Michigan

Carrot Oatmeal Cookies

Carrot Oatmeal Cookies

Carrot Oatmeal Cookies

"I am always looking for tasty after-school and lunch box treats for my family. These carrot-flecked cookies my mom made when I was growing up now get a thumbs-up from my children."

Burger Cookies

Burger Cookies

Burger Cookies

My husband loves peppermint patties, and our son is crazy for vanilla wafers. So I put the two together to make a cool cookie that looks just like a burger. Kids of all ages get a kick out of them.

Ice Cream Film Reels

Ice Cream Film Reels

Ice Cream Film Reels

Roll 'em out, and these culinary conclusions may just steal the show! Simple homemade peanut butter cookies sandwich vanilla ice cream for a fun and frosty finale. A piece of fruit roll is wrapped around each sandwich for the "film". The handheld treats are great for kids to help assemble.

Molasses Oatmeal Chip Cookies

Molasses Oatmeal Chip Cookies

Molasses Oatmeal Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Chip Cookies are a fun way to finish this meal. Susan Henry from Bullhead City, Arizona says, “My mom liked to add different spices to traditional recipes and create unexpected tastes. Molasses and cinnamon make these cookies stand out.”

Contest-Winning Chocolate Mint Wafers

Contest-Winning Chocolate Mint Wafers

Contest-Winning Chocolate Mint Wafers

I created these melt-in-your-mouth thin mints for a cookie exchange, and everyone raved about them. They're often requested by my family and have become one of my daughter's favorites. To switch up the flavor, try using different extracts instead of peppermint. -Michelle Kester, Cleveland, Ohio
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