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12 Mouth-Watering Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes That You Have To Try

12 Mouth-Watering Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes That You Have To Try

There’s nothing you can complain about when it comes to chocolate chip cookies. These dessert mainstays are a nearly universally loved dessert. However, it never hurts to switch things up and keep life interesting, even when it comes to chocolate chip cookies. Incorporating everything from mint, over marshmallows and carrots, to coconut, these recipes are some phenomenally delicious ways to enjoy this old favorite. Whether you prefer your cookies hot or cold, these truly delectable recipes are too good to mess.

1. Double Mint Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

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    This delectable recipe is particularly good for mint enthusiasts, and comes to us thanks to The Kitchen Magpie. Sandwiching mint between two chocolate chip cookies is more delicious than you might think.          

    2. Chocolate Chip Carrot Cookies

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      Finally, a meeting between chocolate chip cookies and carrot cake, Love and Lemons fills a need we’ve desperately been chasing. These mouthwatering  chocolate chip cookies will drive any sweet tooth wild.

      3. Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Bars

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        Another incredible intersection between chocolate chip cookies and another dessert, is the chocolate chip cookie ice cream bar from Pinch of Yum. Though we thought ice cream bars couldn’t get better, this delicious twist on the classic cookie is perfect for summer.

        4. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pudding Pops

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          Also a fantastic chocolate chip cookie summer idea are chocolate chip cookie dough pudding pops via Buns in my Oven. This desert brings together everything we love about chocolate chip cookies, but also mixes in delicious pudding.

          5. Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

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            The Tummy Train knows precisely how to make our mouths water. Exactly what the title says, Nutella stuffed chocolate chip cookies are every chocaholics dream.

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            6. Coconut Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

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              This innovative twist on chocolate chip cookies brings both coconut and oatmeal to the table, thanks to Domestic Fits. A delicious tropical twist for the sweet chocolate desserts.

              7. Chocolate Chip Cookie Soft Pretzels

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                Another incredible chocolate chip cookie innovation is the soft pretzel chocolate chip cookie. From Half Baked Harvest, this recipe is anything but. Though we also thought soft pretzels couldn’t get any better, this desert version will drive you crazy.

                8. Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza

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                  Straight from Today’s Mama, this succulent chocolate chip cookie innovation is particularly good if you have children who want to help out. A delightful desert, this chocolate chip cookie pizza is perfect to share.

                  9. Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

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                    The geniuses over at The Cake Blog bring together two more of our favorite baked goods in this delectable recipe. In fact, they go so well together, it’s a wonder it took this long for us to figure it out. The traditional version does not require an outer layer of icing, but don’t underestimate the power of one more decorative layer in this delightful cake.

                    10. Cornflake Marshmallow Chocolate Chip Cookies

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                      For those who prefer a little bit of crunch with their cookie, these cornflake marshmallow chocolate chip cookies from A Cozy Kitchen are the perfect way to end a meal. While the cornflakes lend a bit of kick to this cookie, the marshmallows keep these baked goods sweet and tasty.

                      11. Chocolate Chip Cookie Smores

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                        Another cookie that proves two great things are better together. Dreamed up by Cooking Classy, be warned: this incredible recipe may be the only way you’ll ever want to eat ‘smores.

                        12. Potato Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies

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                          Last but not least, Food.com brings us this delectable combination of salty and sweet. Potato chip chocolate chip cookies are the perfect snack/dessert combo, and are impressively innovative.

                          Featured photo credit: The Tummy Train via thetummytrain.com

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                          Last Updated on January 11, 2021

                          11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

                          11 Hidden Benefits of Using Oil Diffusers

                          Affordable, relaxing, and healthy, oil diffusers are gaining popularity with people everywhere due to their extensive benefits. Oil diffusers work through the simple process of oil diffusion, which uses heat to turn oil into a vapor that is then spread around a living space. Diffused oil can have several relaxation and health-related benefits, including safe scent-dispersion, mosquito and mold defense, stress relief, and more!

                          Read on for 11 hidden benefits of using oil diffusers.

                          1. Safe Scents That Make Sense

                          Unlike candles or air fresheners, oil diffusers release cleansing molecules into your air that work to purify it, not overload it with unhealthy chemicals. Electronic diffusers also do not pose the fire risk that candles do. Plus, they contain the added feature of interchangeability, which means you change oil types for different scents and health benefits.

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                          2. Stress Relief

                          Several lab studies have confirmed that diffusing essential oils like lavender have been shown to reduce stress and help relieve anxiety in medical patients. Preliminary studies have also shown that oil diffusers can help alleviate symptoms of depression.

                          3. Improved Sleep

                          Diffused oil has relaxing properties that can help people of all ages fall asleep quicker and sleep more soundly. Electronic diffusers not only have the option to mix and match different oil blends (Try a lavender, Bulgarian rose, and Roman chamomile blend to help with insomnia), they also run at a gentle hum that helps relax an agitated mind. Many also come with an auto shut-off feature to help conserve oils once you have fallen asleep.

                          4. Appetite Control

                          Much like gum, oil diffusers can help stimulate the senses in a way that works to curb appetite. New research has shown that diffused peppermint oil can help curb appetite by inducing a satiety response within the body. Diffused peppermint oil has also been shown to increase energy.

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                          5. Bacteria and Mold Killing

                          When essential oils are diffused in the air, they break down free radicals that contribute to the growth of harmful bacteria. Eucalyptus, thyme, and tea tree oils are especially good for this purpose. Diffused oil is also highly effective when it comes to combating fungal yeast threats, as the oil help makes the air inhospitable for yeasts such as mold. Pine and red thyme essential oils are best for combating mold.

                          6. Decongestion and Mucus Control

                          Ever tried Vick’s Vapo-Rub? Its decongesting powers come from active ingredients made from the eucalyptus tree. In principle, oil diffusers work the same way as Vapo-Rub, except they diffuse their decongesting vapor all around the room, not just on your chest or neck. Oil diffusers have been known to cure pneumonia in lab mice.

                          7. Mosquito Repellant

                          Nobody likes mosquitoes — but when the trade-off means using repellants full of DEET, a toxic chemical that can be especially harmful to children, mosquito control can often seem like a lose-lose. However, scientists have shown that oil diffusers can be used as a safe and highly effective mosquito repellant. Studies have shown that a diffused oil mixture containing clove essential oil and lemongrass essential oil repelled one type of Zika-carrying mosquito, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, at a rate of 100%.

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                          8. Pain Relief

                          While applying oils directly to areas of your body may be the most effective way to alleviate pain, diffusing essential oils can also be an effective means of pain relief. When we inhale healthy essential oils, they enter our blood stream and can help internally relieve persistent pain from headaches, overworked muscles, and sore joints.

                          9. The New Anti-Viral

                          Research into the anti-viral effects of oil diffusion is now just gaining steam. A recent study showed that star anise essential oil was proven in medical experiments to destroy the herpes simplex virus in contained areas at a rate of 99%. Another study showed the popular DoTerra oil blend OnGuard to have highly-effective influenza-combating powers.

                          10. Improved Cognitive Function

                          Diffusing essential oils has also been shown to improve cognitive function. Many essential oils have adaptogenic qualities, which can work twofold in soothing us when we’re stressed, and giving our bodies a pick-me-up when we’re feeling down or sluggish. By working to level out an imbalanced mood, diffused oils also help us to focus. There are also several essential oils which have been shown to help balance the body’s hormones. With prolonged use, these oils can work to repair the underlying causes responsible for hindering cognitive function.

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                          11. Money Saving

                          With ten clear benefits of oil diffusers already outlined, there is one more that should now be obvious: using an oil diffuser will help you to save money. As an anti-viral, bug repelling, and stress-relief solution rolled into one safe product, an oil diffuser used with the proper oils will save you money on products you might otherwise be buying to help cure those pesky headaches or get your kids to fall asleep on time. If you’re wondering just how affordable oil diffusers can be, check the buyer’s guide to the best oil diffusers — you’ll be sure to find one that fits your budget!

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