So this weekend my sister is moving and I offered to come and help and bring some goodies for the moving crew. Last time I brought something for her they were brownies that were totally underdone in the middle--it was embarrassing! I thought they tasted good--but I was pretty much the only one that ate them--my brother in law passed around brownies from the grocery store as the best things ever. I'm not a great baker, but I usually can cook things all the way through!
In order to redeem myself, I want to bring something that will get a WoW reaction. My sister and brother in law are not fancy dessert people, and with moving I figure cookies are the easiest to eat with most things in boxes. However, I don't really have any fantastic cookie recipes of my own that I think would work. I was thinking a chocolate chip cookie and then something else a little different. I do have a lemon ginger cookie recipe that I love, and a different sister and brother in law liked them--but they are fancy dessert people.
So what I want is suggestions of good, basic recipes for your top two kind of cookies. Something that you've tried and had good success with. There are lots of recipes online and I have shelves of books, but I appreciate the wisdom of the boards here. I made the chocolate cake recommended here, and it turned out delicious!