5 of the most unique chocolate chip cookies out there

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Chocolate chip cookies are an absolute classic. They’re almost universally liked, and for good reason. They’re warm, they’re sweet, and they’re as fun to bake as they are to eat.

So to celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most unique and enticing spins on this crowd-pleaser.

Get your oven mitts ready and prepare to make your own batch of bliss.

1. Cookie Taco from Texas

Never thought of putting Tex-Mex and a cookie together? That’s all right, because DoubleTree by Hilton did it for you.

Chef Ryan Gossett from DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Austin came up with this cool concoction, which involves shaping freshly baked dough around a rolling pin, allowing it to cool and take the shape of a taco shell. The delicious shell is then filled with fruit and sugar. Yum!

The recipe is from a cookbook called We Have Cookies: Taste the World of DoubleTree by Hilton, comprising some of the best DoubleTree Cookie-inspired recipes that have come out of their kitchens.

Image: DOUBLETREE SUITES BY HILTON AUSTIN

2. Salted caramel dark chocolate chunk skillet cookie

Okay, so this one’s a doozy.

We’ve all learned from years of eating candy bars that caramel and chocolate go together, so why fight it? This recipe pairs them perfectly, incorporating them into one giant cookie that is sure to please.

Clearly meant to be eaten warm, this skillet cookie will have you begging for more. Enjoy the ooey-gooey goodness!

3. Mint chocolate chip cookies

Fans of mint chocolate chip ice cream rejoice!

These cookies pack a cool, refreshing punch that goes wonderfully with the chocolaty sweetness. And if you want to add some ice cream and eat this la mode, we would not be mad about it.

4. Waffled cookies

Cookies for breakfast? I mean, kind of.

This version of a classic is all in the prep and baking itself. You’ll first have to refrigerate the dough for a little while. Then, instead of sticking them in the oven, use a waffle iron.

The texture is a fun way to mix it up; these cookies will be crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. *Swoon*

5. Cake batter chocolate chip cookies

What’s better than one dessert? TWO desserts!

For those of us who have agonized over the eternal question cookies or cake that internal struggle is over.

Sprinkles, chocolate chips, and cake batter come together to make this funfetti concoction, and we’re gonna have to have a birthday party just as an excuse to bake some.

6. Guinness chocolate chip cookies

Here’s another one for the adults!

These cookies absolutely pack a Guinness-flavored punch, so it’s great for fans of the famous stout. Although it is a little time consuming, the payoff is definitely worth it.

For even more cookie inspirations, check out the collection of recipes in the We Have Cookies: Taste the World of DoubleTree by Hilton cookbook. The recipes come from all over the world, spanning 16 countries and five continents.

Created by DoubleTree by Hilton hotel Team Members, each recipe contains the warm DoubleTree Cookie and reflects the distinct flavors of the brand’s 500 hotels.

And trust us, this book has everything.

Cookie-centered cocktails? They’ve got ’em. The Cookie Burger? You bet it’s in there. Cookie Cream Pie? Don’t even get us started.

As you can imagine, DoubleTree by Hilton uses a lot of chocolate chips to bring all of these incredible creations to life. Check out the below infographic to see just how many.

Happy Chocolate Chip Day!

Want to show off your own cookie creations, and enter to win a free stay at any DoubleTree by Hilton hotel? Follow @doubletree and share your own DoubleTree Cookie-inspired recipe using #WeHaveCookies for a chance to win!

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/05/15/chocolate-chip-cookie-recipes/