Preheat the oven to 350.
Cream together the butter and sugars.
Beat in vanilla and eggs.
Mix in dry ingredients.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop by heaping tablespoon (or small ice cream scoop) onto parchment lined cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Be careful not to overcook!!!
Allow to cool on cookie sheets before removing.
This makes a TON of cookies. It's great for when you're, say, feeding a luncheon for the PTA. If you want a smaller batch, halve the ingredients and proceed with the instructions as listed.
You can add in 2 cups chopped nuts if you desire.