There is no treat like a chocolate chip cookie and yet no two chocolate chip cookies are ever alike. Whether you’re going gluten-free or adding some banana to your recipe, we’ve found 14 variations, from classic to exotic, for you to experiment with. Click through the gallery to find which one is your next go-to recipe.

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1. Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bites

Here’s a cool alternative to your classic cookie recipe. Oatmeal bites make an awesome grab-and-go snack for before soccer practice. Grab the recipe from Edible Sound Bites.

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2. Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies with Walnuts

Chocolate chips balance the tart cranberries in this amazing recipe from The Pretty Bee. It’s vegan and gluten-free to boot, making it a treat that everyone can enjoy. To get the full recipe, click here.

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3. Sugar-Free Chunky Monkey Cookies

If your kids are cookie obsessed then make these chunky monkey cookies that you can feel good about sneaking in a second, third, maybe even fourth helping. Sophia from Veggies Don’t Bite created this recipe that is sugar-free (her solution is date paste!) and combines crispy oat edges with the sweet delicious flavor of chocolate chips. Get the recipe by clicking here.

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4. Chocolate Chip Banana Bites

When it comes to these Banana Bread Energy Bites from Running with Spoons, the magic number is five. There are just five ingredients and they take just five minutes to make—which all adds up to a quick and tasty snack for all your family adventures. Get the recipe here.

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5. Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

These moist and chewy chocolate chip cookies from Alex Thomopoulous will restore your faith in all things gluten free. Hints of cinnamon and brown sugar warm your mouth and send these babies to a whole new cookie level. Find out how to make them here.

6. Kitchen Sink Cookies

We love cookies we can customize, which is why we love Kitchen Sink Cookies from Amber, Red Tricycle's Managing Editor. She writes, "Years ago another mom passed this idea on to me and I make them every year. She called them Kitchen Sink cookies. Just take a basic oatmeal raisin cookie recipe and amp it up by adding craisins, coconut, nuts and chocolate chips. You usually have to increase the liquid by a few tablespoons, especially if you use shredded coconut, but they are pretty hard to get wrong and really easy to make with kids. Omit the nuts or add chopped dried apricots to change it up." Click here to grab the recipe.

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7. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Anybody who has baked cookies knows that one of the best parts of the whole process is licking the cookie dough bowl clean. Good news: Sophia of Veggies Don’t Bite dreamed up this awesome recipe that is a mix between cookie dough and baked cookies. It’s also plant-based, gluten-free and vegan, which means totally safe and yummy for those with food allergies.

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8. Four-Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s not news that peanut butter and chocolate go great together, which is why you shouldn’t be surprised when these four-ingredient cookies from Katie at Mom’s Kitchen Handbook disappear shortly after pulling them from the oven. Believe it or not, they really do take just four ingredients and less than ten minutes prep! Waiting is truly the hardest part. To get the recipe, click here.

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9. Hazelnut Spread-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

It'll be tough to go back to regular old cookies after making these stuffed chocolate chip cookies. And, be sure to save a couple for yourself, because these ooey-gooey treats will be gobbled up in no time! Click here to get the recipe.

10. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins

Go for something chocolate-chippy that’s a little more substantial with these killer Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins from Susan Schuman of Our Family Eats. They work great for breakfast, snack or healthy alternative to cupcakes: these babies are full of fiber. Get the recipe here.

11. Soft & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

Keep things simple with a chocolate chip cookie recipe our Ad Ops Manager swears by. Get the recipe from Food.com by clicking here.

12. Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Candy Twist

Looking for a classic cookie with a special holiday twist? Depending on the holiday, you can dress these cookies up and make them look like Christmas, Halloween, Easter or even Valentine’s Day. The secret is in the candy you choose and the perfect base recipe to draw from. Get it by clicking here.

13. Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies

These crunchy chocolate chip cookies really go great with ... well, anything. We’ve tested them several times and we’re here to tell you that this simple recipe will impress your kids, teachers, neighbors and co-workers every time. Click here for your new go-to chocolate chip recipe!

What’s your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe? Tell us in a comment below!

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