Hey GT! I'm kinda new at this whole cooking/baking thing, and I'm getting overwhelmed by all the bazillions of recipes available online, so I figured I'd ask you guys what your favorites are!

I don't have any dietary restrictions, but "exotic" ingredients are very hard to find here. I don't eat a lot of meat just because it's pretty expensive, but I usually have chicken breasts and ground beef on hand. I worry about ruining expensive meat on new recipes. The only things I won't eat are raw onions and jalapenos, but I will cook with them.

I'm kinda new at this, so easier is better. :)

Also, I need to know the absolute best recipe for chocolate chocolate chip cookies so that I can put them into this cookie jar.

Any help is appreciated!

ETA: I will pay you in adorable gifs!