Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine flour, baking
soda, and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter and sugars
until light and fluffy, in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs
one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in
vanilla. Gradually stir in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate
chips. Drop by rounded spoonfuls (I use a small 1 1/2
in. ice cream scoop.) onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 9 to 11 minutes, until golden brown. Let stand 2
minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Pan cookie variation: Prepare dough as above.
Spread into a greased 15 x 10 inch jelly roll pan. Bake
in 375º oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden
brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Yields about 4 dozen