Ina Garten’s Make it Ahead cookbook is my all time favorite. As the name suggests, all of the recipes can be prepared in advance so that you can enjoy being a hostess rather than being stuck in the kitchen. I first made Ina’s Salty Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies a few years back and I haven’t stopped since.
The recipe is pretty straightforward, but the cranberries and fleur de sel set this recipe apart from a typical chocolate chunk cookie. The cookies are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, salty on top, sweet and a little sour. Basically, the best cookie ever.