20 Mix-Ins to Upgrade Your Chocolate Chip Cookies

Looking for a new take on an old favorite?

How about 20 different mix-ins to add to your classic chocolate chip cookie recipe.

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From fruity additions like dried cranberries and chopped apples to savory surprises like pretzels and bacon, these mix-ins are sure to take your cookie game to the next level.

So why stick to plain old chocolate chip when you can mix things up and create something truly unique?

Begin at the Beginning

To get started on your cookie journey, choose your favorite chocolate chip cookie dough and whip up a double batch.

With a little practice, you’ll be on your way to creating personalized signature treats that everyone will love.

Go Nuts (or Fruits!) With Mix-Ins

Mix-ins are the perfect way to add some pizzazz to your cookies. With so many options to choose from, you can let your creativity run wild.

Here are some mix-in ideas to get you started:

White chocolate chipsSweet and creamy
Toffee bars (such as Heath, chopped)Buttery and crunchy
Candy-coated chocolate pieces (such as M&Ms)Colorful and fun
Coconut candy bar (such as Almond Joy, chopped)Tropical and nutty
Trail mixSalty and crunchy
Dried cranberriesTart and chewy
Dried apricots (chopped)Sweet and tangy
Pistachios (chopped)Nutty and crunchy
Fresh rosemary (chopped)Savory and fragrant
Orange zestBright and citrusy
Mini marshmallowsSoft and fluffy
Peanut butter pretzels (chopped)Salty and nutty
Honey-roasted peanuts (chopped)Sweet and crunchy
Bacon! (cooked and chopped)Salty and savory
Potato chips (crushed)Salty and crispy
Caramel popcornSweet and crunchy
Fruity rice cereal (such as Fruity Pebbles)Colorful and crunchy
Candy canes (crushed)Minty and crunchy
Chocolate sandwich cookies (such as Oreos, chopped)Chocolatey and crunchy
Rainbow sprinklesColorful and festive

Feeling adventurous? Try combining two mix-ins for even more flavor combinations. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Mix-In ComboDescription
Orange zest + dried cranberriesTangy and sweet
Peanut butter pretzels + white chocolate chipsSalty, nutty, and sweet
Toffee bars + mini marshmallowsButtery, crunchy, and fluffy
Honey roasted peanuts + bacon!Sweet, savory, and crunchy
White chocolate + dried cranberriesSweet and tart

If you want to get even more creative, try adding chopped crystallized ginger, granola, toasted coconut, or chopped peanut butter cups to your mix-ins. The possibilities are endless!

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