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Creative Chocolate Chip Cookie Ideas

Updated on April 10, 2017

Chocolate chip cookies... just mentioning them can stir memories of childhood, and holidays with the family.

This simple little dessert is a great creation in itself, but sometimes you just want that little extra "something". Be it a holiday party (Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, etc.), or just wanting to do something nice for the season, chocolate chip cookies can be made extra special through a variety of ways.

Making simple changes such as adding M&M's, nuts, caramel or peanut butter can take this sweet little treat to new heights!

With the cold weather upon us it is the perfect time to preheat the oven and have a go at some of these creative, and oh-so-delicious ideas!

Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Cookie Toppings

There are a number of toppings you can put on or in chocolate chip cookies to kick them up a notch. You can buy Wilton and Duff decorating kits that would normally be used on cakes and use them on cookies.

Colored Sugar – Such a vibrant way to make your cookies look the best they can look. Once you have prepared your chocolate chip cookie dough and shaped it how you desire, sprinkle some of your favorite color onto the cookie to get a tasty, colorful version of the chocolate chip cookie.

Icing – Icing isn't just for cakes anymore! You can add a few drops of food coloring to fluffy white frosting to create a holiday topping for your chocolate chip cookies. Go even farther by sprinkling colored sugar, nuts or sprinkles on top of the icing.

Sprinkles – Like with colored sugar, you can make your cookies extra festive with an assortment of different types of sprinkles.

The red and green sugar and sprinkle sets by Wilton are great for Christmas cookies! I buy one (or two) every year so I have stock to use throughout the year for themed cookies! Actually, every holiday I grab a few of the colors they have for sale so that I have a variety in stock on my shelves. You never know when you might want heart sprinkles, or pumpkins!

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Holiday Chocolate Chip Cookies

The holidays are a great time to break out the cookie sheets and start baking. Family functions, company parties, and there is always a kid or two around to help out in the festive baking.

Best of all? It's the time when you feel the less guilt if you are watching your waistline.

This is also a great time to include the children in your family. You can come up with holiday projects where you teach them the joys of baking and the fun and creative ways they can style their cookies for the holiday. Santa will appreciate their efforts for sure!

Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

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Christmas – There are many winter desserts out there, but you can take chocolate chip cookies and give them a 'tis the season makeover. Add Holiday M&M's to your cookie dough before you put them in the oven for a colorful surprise. After cookies cool, coat them in snowy white icing and use colored M&M's and sprinkle confetti to create snowman faces.

Thanksgiving – Use cream cheese icing to coat your chocolate chip cookies and layer crumbled pecans and chocolate chunks over the top of them for a savory treat for the whole family.

Halloween – Drop a couple drops of red and yellow food coloring into vanilla icing, spread over your chocolate chip cookies. Follow the icing up with some black sprinkles and/or liquid icing to create pumpkin faces. Do the same with other colors for ghosts and witches!

Valentines – Use cookie cutters to make your chocolate chip cookies heart shaped and use light red food coloring to mix with white icing for a lovely shade of pink. Layer the pink icing over your hearts and decorate with an assortment of sugars, sprinkles or even layer another heart over them to make a heart sandwich cookie.

You can use many of these ideas for various holidays to satisfy the sweet tooth of just about anyone. The possibilities are endless.

Mumsiga chocolate chip cookies
Mumsiga chocolate chip cookies | Source

Great Creative Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

  • Vegan/Gluten-Free Crispy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
    So begins the time of the year when it’s totally acceptable to have a freezer bursting with cookies. There’s always something on hand for unexpected guests, not to mention evening nibbles while cozied up in front of the TV…

  • Brandied Cranberry, White Chocolate Chip Cookies
    This cookie has become a holiday tradition in my family and always makes an appearance during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Chunks of silky white chocolate help you ease in the holidays while warm and slightly spicy hints of brandy tickle your tongue. Plus with cranberries in full season, taking advantage of these sweet-tart garnet gems just makes sense. Any brandy will work great with these; Cognac, Armagnac, and Kirschwasser (a cherry brandy)…

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies with Chocolate Drizzle | Source
  • Rolo Chocolate Chip Cookies
    A few months ago, I made some cookies that many claim to be the “Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookie“. After just one bite, I had to agree! So the other day when I was craving a homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie I turned to that recipe. They have a surprise secret ingredient that keeps the cookies extremely soft and chewy…cornstarch! That’s right…cornstarch. I was a bit skeptical at first, but one bite is all it took. I threw some Rolo candies…


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      Fox Music 

      4 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this delicious lens "Creative Chocolate Chip Cookie Ideas"

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      4 years ago from Northern,California

      Good recipes, good looking cookies! That's a lot of variety, for chocolate chips, love them!

    • Neinahpets profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Canada

      @ Monis Mas: I'm glad you enjoyed reading!

      @Matthew: Definitely nom nom delicious.

      @Marie Alana1: Thanks for your kind comments! I will check your hubs out :)

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      Marie Alana 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      I love chocolate chip cookies. I'm fascinated in all the ways that a person can make chocolate chip cookies. Great hub! I like your dfferent ideas for hubs and would love for you to exchange hubs with me. Just come check me out!

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      7 years ago

      Nom Nom Nom.

    • Monis Mas profile image


      7 years ago

      Your cookies look so yummy, I want one right now! I may have to get creative this Valentine's Day, and surprise my family. Great hub!


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