Here is the recipe:
1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2) In a medium bowl, whisk together the following dry ingredients:
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour (increase to 2 1/3 cups if you like your cookies a little thicker)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
3) In a separate bowl, use electric beaters to combine the following:
- 1 cup butter (at room temperature)
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
4) Add 2 large eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract to the butter/sugar mixture. Beat with electric beaters until well combined.
5) Using a wooden spoon, mix wet and dry ingredients together (just until combined). Then, add 2 cups of chocolate chips. (I like semi-sweet, but you can use whatever you like.)
6) Drop tablespoon-size balls onto a Silpat or parchment lined cookie sheet, and bake for 8-10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Store the cookies in an air tight container to keep them fresh... but trust me... they won't last long. :-)
Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)
Note: If you notice that your cookies are flattening out, try putting the batter in the fridge for half an hour before baking. Also, try not to put batter onto a hot cookie sheet.