3/4 cup butter, room temperature
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 12-oz pkg semi-sweet chocolate chips (2 cups)

1. Heat your oven to 375. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or in a medium bowl and with a hand mixer), cream together the butter and sugars. Add the vanilla and eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the salt, baking soda, and flour. Mix on low until just combined; scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl. Mix on medium-low until well combined. Add the chocolate chips and mix on low until the chips are incorporated.

3. Using a medium-sized cookie scoop, drop level scoops of dough onto the parchment paper 2 inches apart. Bake 8-10 minutes or until puffed and just barely set in the middle. They are going to look like they aren't done, but you don't want to cook them anymore or they'll be hard when they cool. Let the cookies sit on the hot pan for 1 minute before sliding the parchment paper (with cookies) off. Cool them as long as you can stand to wait.

Makes about 48 cookies (if you don't eat any dough--I never get 48 cookies).