You are here: Home » Recipes » Chocolate Chip Cookies 7 Ways Chocolate Chip Cookies 7 Ways Recipe by Relish Yield 3 dozen Prep 10 mins Cook 10 mins PrintEmail Ingredients 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened3/4 cup packed brown sugar3/4 cup granulated sugar2 -- eggs2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour2 tablespoons cornstarch1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon coarse salt1 teaspoon vanilla extract3 cups chopped semisweet baking chocolate or chips Instructions Preheat oven to 375F. Combine butter and sugar and beat with a mixer until creamy. Add eggs and beat well. Add flour, cornstarch, soda and salt. Mix well. Stir in vanilla and chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoons onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Sprinkle lightly with coarse salt. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool completely. Variations: 1. Dried Fruit: Substitute 3 cups diced dried apricots or craisins for the chocolate chips. 2. Peanut Brittle: This is a great way to recycle semi-stale peanut brittle. Add 3 cups chopped peanut brittle in place of chocolate chips 3. Malted Milk Balls: This is our favorite. Coarsely chop malted milk balls and substitute or add in addition to chocolate chips. 4. Caramel: Add 3 cups soft caramels (such as Kraft), cut into quarters, in place of chocolate chips. (Tip: Chill caramels until firm and cut using kitchen scissors.) 5. Heath Bar: Substitute 3 cups chopped Heath bar for the chocolate chips. 6. Granola: A great way to sneak some high fiber cereal in a cookie. Substitute 4 cups dense crunchy granola-type cereal for the chocolate chips. Or keep the chips in and add 2 cups cereal into the batter.