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Be THAT Mom: 15 Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes for After School

Oh, I know. We’re modern women. We work. We weight lift. We don’t have time for the retro sundries of the 1950s housewife. And still…

Don’t you find yourself fighting against the ideal…just a leetle? Don’t you find yourself aching with the slightest bit of guilt when you can’t be there to walk your tots to and from school, or welcome them home in a Leave it to Beaver apron, eyes wide with anticipation over the stories of their day? I do. I sometimes pine for the simpler days. Wish I could be that TV mom I grew up with in my head. The one with high cheekbones and arms outstretched as she padded her way in mid-high heel about the house, vaccuming with an Electrolux, and tucking pin curls behind her ears.

My life as a mother is a far cry from such absurdities. But, the beginning of the school year makes me try a little harder to give my kids classic memories. It’s a good time to indulge in the comfort of traditions, too. Plus, don’t you just want ONE day of the year when you’re “that” mom?! The one waving neighborhood kids into the house, tucking them around homebaked cookies and giant glasses of milk, and talking about their days before shooing them off to finish homework?

Well, we may not be able to do it every day, but this year, we’re gonna do it for at least one of our days, dangit. I’ve gone through and pulled together 15 modern twists on the most classic recipe ever. 15 Chocolate Chip Cookies gone all 2013. A little bit crazy, a whole lotta gorgeous, just as good as the original. Sound like any mom you know? (Hint: that’s you, dollface.) Happy New Year of School!

  • Potato Chip Cookies, Candy Bar Cookies, And More! 1 of 16
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  • Tropical Chocolate Chip Cookies 2 of 16
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    Almonds, dates, and coconut take these chocolate chip cookies from ordinary to awesome! 

    Get the recipe for Tropical Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Banoffee Chocolate Chip Cookies 3 of 16
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    Crushed toffee and banana add a pleasant element of surprise to this delicious cookie! 

    Get the recipe for Banoffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Hard Boiled Egg Chocolate Chip Cookies 4 of 16
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    Substitute hard boiled eggs for regular eggs in a chocolate chip cookie recipe for insanely moist cookies!

    Get the recipe for Hard Boiled Egg Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Biscoff Stuffed Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies 5 of 16
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    These chocolate chip cookies are stuffed with decadent and delicious biscoff spread! 

    Get the recipe for Biscoff Stuffed Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookies 6 of 16
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    Add candy corn and cornflakes to your chocolate chip cookies to give them out of this world taste!

    Get the recipe for Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies 7 of 16
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    Salty pretzels take a sweet chocolate chip cookie to a whole new taste level!

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  • Chocolate Chip Cookies Stuffed With Reeses Peanut Butter Cups 8 of 16
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    Chocolate chips and peanut butter cups are pure decadence when combined in a cookie! 

    Get the recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies Stuffed With Reeses Peanut Butter Cups

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie S’More Sandwiches 9 of 16
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    A toasted marshmallow brings the humble chocolate chip cookie up a notch!

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  • Espresso Chocolate Chunk Cookies 10 of 16
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    Espresso gives these cookies the ultimate flavor boost!

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  • Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cookies 11 of 16
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    These cookies give usual chocolate chip cookies the ultimate cream cheese flavor blast!

    Get the recipe from SOMETHING SWANKY

  • Spicy Thai Potato And Chocolate Chip Cookies 12 of 16
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    Hints of coconut and lime shine in these cookies with a secret ingredient- potato chips!

    Get the recipe from POET IN THE PANTRY

  • Burnt Peanut Butter Caramel Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies 13 of 16
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    The combination of ingredients in these cookies will knock your socks off!

    Get the recipe from HALF BAKED HARVEST

  • Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies 14 of 16
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    These irresistible cookies are stuffed with Rolos candies and sprinkled with sea salt! 

    Get the recipe from SALLY'S BAKING ADDICTION

  • Chocolate Ginger Bliss Oatmeal Cookies 15 of 16
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    Add trail mix to your chocolate chip cookies for a delicious and satisfying treat!

    Get the recipe from FOX LOVES LEMONS

  • Almond Joy Coconut Almond Chocolate Chip Cookie 16 of 16
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    Get all the flavors of an Almond Joy bar in a soft, buttery cookie!

    Get the recipe from I HEART EATING

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