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12/04/2015 11:50 EST | Updated 12/04/2015 11:59 EST

With the holidays right around the corner, it's time to brush up on your baking skills.

In the video above by Epicurious, we learn seven simple tricks that will take your standard chocolate chip cookie up a few notches. Whether you have an existing recipe that you love or are still in search of the perfect cookie base, these additions are guaranteed to have you reaching for more.

And if you are in search of your ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipe, look no further. Here, Kitchen Conundrums expert Thomas Joseph explains how you can get the ideal cakey, crisp or chewy texture you've always wanted.

Happy baking!

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