Chocolate Cookies

The fact that there are so many recipes for chocolate cookies is a testament to the fact that they taste so great. And many delightful chocolate cookie recipes can be made in less than a half hour.

How to Make Chocolate Cookies

Looking for a delectable treat to satisfy your sweet tooth? While chocolate chip and sugar cookies are common go-to recipes for quenching those sugary cravings, if you long for something unexpected, why not learn how to make chocolate cookies? These lesser-known delights are perfect for chocoholics--though don't say we didn't warn you about how addictive they are.

How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies

While necessity may be the mother of invention, some of life's best treats were stumbled upon quite by accident. Such is the case with chocolate chip cookies--indescribably delectable treats that have been a mainstay in baking for generations. When Ruth Wakefield cooked up the first batch in 1930, she was actually trying to make chocolate cookies and was substituting bits of semi-sweet chocolate for the baking chocolate, thinking the chips would melt down in the batter. Fortunately for cookie lovers, they didn't, and expert and novice chefs alike have been trying to perfect the art of how to make chocolate chip cookies ever since.

Chocolate Pillows

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Chocolate lovers will dream of these pillows once they taste the chocolate stuffed crisp-fried wonton wrappers. A drizzle of tart cherry sauce makes this dessert even more decadent.

Mint Chocolate Trees

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How to Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies

Even if you're a reluctant (or flat-out nervous) baker, you can handle learning how to bake chocolate chips cookies. First, some cookie trivia to loosen you up: The chocolate chip cookie was invented in the 1930s by Ruth Graves Wakefield, who ran the Toll House Inn in Whitman, MA. She stirred some chopped chocolate into her usual "Butter Drop Do" cookies, thinking it would melt and spread, but alas, the softened chocolate bits stayed intact, and a star was born.

Easy Chocolate Shortbread

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For a fun food gift, stack two of these chocolate cookies and tie together with string.

Ultimate Chocolate-Dipped Cookies

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Chocolate chips, melted chocolate, and a coating of Chocolate Ganache make these cookies a triple delight.

Chocolate-Macadamia Dreams

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These mouthwatering cookies combine rolled oats, white and semisweet chocolate, and macadamia nuts for a delicious treat. Substitute peanut butter chips for an interesting twist.

Dark Chocolate and Espresso Cookie Coins with Smoked Salt

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Coffee and dessert are always better together, and this chocolate cookie coins recipe mixes the two into one tasty, bite-sized delight. Dip half of each cookie into melted chocolate and sprinkle with smoked sea salt.

Double Dark Chocolate Cookies

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You don't even need to tell your kids the healthful benefits of dark chocolate and whole wheat in this drop cookie recipe. They'll just be delighted with the yummy lunch box treat.

Chocolate Reindeer Cookies

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Bake a herd of Santa's favorite woodland critters for Christmas cookie treats.

Chili Powder and Pecan Crackles

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Chili powder is the surprise ingredient that transforms devil's food cake mix into these flavorful chocolate cookies.

Milk Chocolate Mini Cookies

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Make this chocolate flavored cookie recipe to serve two ways. Leave some of the cookies plain, and spread some with frosting to make mini sandwich cookies. Also, pack them for school and work lunches.

How to Make No Bake Cookies

It's no lie: There is no oven required to learn how to make no-bake cookies. And these sweet treats are every bit as good as the ones finished in the oven.

Bittersweet Chocolate Tartlets

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The blend of semisweet and milk chocolate in these raspberry-topped tarts is irresistible to chocolate lovers.

Honey and Macadamia Nut Fudge

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Impress friends with a rich, buttery Christmas candy that looks like it came from a specialty shop.

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies

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