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What's the secret to the best chocolate chip cookie? That depends on who you ask. Some people like their chocolate chip cookies thin and crispy while others opt for a fluffier cookie with melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chips.
Then there is the butter versus margarine debate. Let's not even get into the gluten-free varieties out there. So it is clear: what constitutes the best chocolate chip cookie is simply a matter of personal taste.
With that in mind we've rounded up our favorite recipes that yield the best chocolate chip cookies - whether you like them soft and chewy, crispy and think, or without any grain or dairy. Take your pick below!
Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookies
Sarah Carey from Everyday Food shows you how to make the perfect cakey chocolate chip cookies perfect for dunking in a tall glass of milk. The recipe calls for butter, all-purpose flour, white sugar and light brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract.
Thin and Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies
The secret to these thin and crispy chocolate chip cookies is the addition of vegetable shortening. Divas Can Cook details the full cooking process which involves pressing the cookies before baking to enhance their crisping abilities.
Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Rice flour and cornmeal are the base of this gluten-free cookie that is prepared with margarine and dairy-free chocolate chips.