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drop cookies and fridge time

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is it a good idea to put all varieties of drop cookies in the fridge after mixing the batter? are there any cookie varieties that should go straight in the oven? how does chilling the dough change the texture of the cookie (besides holding a better shape during baking)?

i'm asking this bc of all the success ppl have had chilling the dough for the nYT choco chip cookies for 12, 24, and 36 hrs.

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  1. I made a batch of chocolate chip cookie dough yesterday morning and refrigerated them until the evening. The dough was easier to drop and the cookies came out more 'perfect' looking than when I don't refrigerate the dough. The cookies also stayed soft once they cooled and didn't get crumbly.