The wonderful thing about these is that they are just as delicious if you make the dough ahead of time and shape it into an oblong roll, cover it with plastic wrap and stick it in the freezer. Then you just let it thaw enough to cut it into slices and bake for delectable, gooey cookies.
2 cups butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 to 5 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
3 to 4 cups chocolate chips (I prefer milk chocolate but semi sweet works too, as well as combinations of butterscotch, peanut butter, white chocolate, etc--many, many possible, delicious varieties!).
After they are removed from the oven, let cool on pan for a few minutes before placing individual cookies on a wire rack or paper sack. Let cool and enjoy the stacks and stacks of cookies this recipe makes!
And try to keep yourself (and others) from gorging on the dough.