1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tbsp vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups (12 oz) all-purpose flour
1 tsp. smallish-medium coarse sea salt, the sea salt gives the cookies a nice flavor and hints of texture. If you only have table salt, use 1/2 tsp.
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
12 Oz semi-sweet chocolate chips, about 1 bag
Preheat oven to 360 degrees. Cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar until it is nice and fluffy (about 3 to 4 minutes on medium speed). Add eggs and vanilla and beat for an additional 2 minutes. Add baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour until cookie batter is fully incorporated. Add chocolate chips and mix until combined. Use a medium cookie scoop and plop the batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12-14 minutes until the edges are nice and golden brown. Remove from heat and allow the cookies to stay on the cookie sheet for an additional 2 minutes. Move them to a cooling rack.