Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day on May 15. The holiday honors this favorite miniature sweet, which was actually discovered by accident. In the late 1930s, Ruth Grave Wakefield, who ran the Toll House Inn, was making chocolate cookies when she realized that she was out of baker's chocolate. Improvising, she broke a semi-sweet chocolate bar into little pieces to mix into her batter. While she thought the chocolate bits would melt throughout the cookie, they stayed intact. The result was a batch of the now-famous chocolate chip cookies.
The cookies were such a hit that chocolate chips soon became a favorite ingredient for home and professional bakers to be used in cakes, cookies, brownies, ice cream and more. The recipes below are inspired by that classic chocolate chip cookie but with a few creative twists. Pick one (or a few) to make in honor of National Chocolate Chip Day.
Chocolate chip cookie brownie layer bars
This decadent treat combines two classic favorites, chocolate chip cookies and brownies, into one amazing dessert bar. An extra soft and puffy chocolate chip cookie layer is topped with a rich, fudgy brownie layer … with even more chocolate chips sandwiched in the middle. Get the recipe here.
Chocolate chip cookie dough truffles
What’s better than eating chocolate chip cookie dough? Eating cookie dough without the worry associated with it. These chocolate chip cookie dough truffles deliver just that – cookie dough flavor, without the raw eggs. A chocolate coating around these balls of dough make them a perfectly decadent, bite-size treat. Get the recipe here.
Deep dish chocolate chip cookies
There are few things as irresistible as warm chocolate chip cookies; however you might not want to make a whole batch of cookies every time a craving strikes. That’s where this recipe for deep dish chocolate chip cookies comes in handy. Since the recipe uses ramekins to create just four individual servings, it’s the perfect way to get that warm, fresh-out-of-oven chocolate chip cookie taste without feeling obligated to eat several trays of cookies. Get the recipe here.
Homemade chocolate chocolate chip cookie ice cream cake
This recipe layers chocolate chip cookies, chocolate cake and chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream for an irresistible combination. Add in Oreo cookie crumbs on top of the ice cream layers, so you don’t miss out on what could possibly be the best part of traditional store-bought ice cream cakes. Get the recipe here.