08/04/2014 05:22 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

20 Things You Should Do With a Chocolate Chip Cookie

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There's nothing more satisfying than a warm, fresh out-of-the-oven chocolate chip cookie. When you lift it off the tray and it's oozing with gooey, melted chocolate, there's nothing on Earth that can give you more joy than that simply decadent cookie. National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day only rolls around once a year (though there's really never a reason not to eat one any other day of the year), but food holidays call for a mandatory inhalation of said food. Chocolate chip cookies are a solid base, so adding ingredients from bacon to oatmeal to Nutella can only positively improve your cookie. Or, if you're a diehard purist, stick to the traditional recipe for old time's sake. Either way, it's imperative you eat a chocolate chip cookie today.

1. Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies
Get the recipe here.

2. Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
Learn how to make it here.

3. Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Learn how to make it here.

4. Chocolate Chip Espresso Cookies
Get the recipe here.

5. Microwave Cookie in a Cup
Learn how to make it here.

6. Ooey Gooey Marshmallow Cookies
Get the recipe here.

7. Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Get the recipe here.

8. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Stuffed Pretzels
Learn how to make it here.

9. Mock Magic Carpet Cookies
Get the recipe here.

10. Chickpea Cookie Dough
Learn how to make it here.

11. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes
Get the recipe here.

See 9 more things to do with a chocolate chip cookie here.

This post was originally published by Amy Schulman on Spoon University.

Photos by Kelda Baljon, Mei Lan Fogarty, Mackenzie Barth, Liz Tadie, Christine Chang, Brooke Hamroff, Katherine Carroll, Abigail Wilkins, Hannah Morse, Abbie Ginis and Agnes Chen.

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