You've probably tried any number of chocolate chip cookie recipes in your life, from the mundane to the divine. I'm here to tell you that The Kitchn's Chocolate Chip Cookies from Scratch are a gateway drug.
It's not that there's anything radical about the ingredient list or even how they're prepared. For me, it was the simple fact that your little formed balls of goodness can either be baked off immediately or easily frozen and made in as small (or as large) of a batch you need on any given day. This works with a number of different types of cookies, but starting here is the easiest first step to having cookies ready for guests, friends in need of a pick-me-up, or just an easy weekday night dessert--any time you fancy it.