Every once in a while over the years I would have a chocolate chip cookie somewhere and go WOW, that's a good cookie. Mine were never the same. Finally I came upon this recipe and we have become addicted to these cookies, they are easily frozen and can be eaten right out of the freezer.
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup of butter (softened)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
a good pinch of salt
1 cup of chocolate chips (plus a bit more for topping)
In a mixing bowl beat the sugars and butter until fluffy, then whisk in the egg and vanilla
Mix the flour, salt and baking soda in a separate bowl
Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until the dough comes together and nothing is dry
Now stir in the chocolate chips (maybe taste a few in the process to be sure they are okay)
Put the dough in the fridge to chill for thirty minutes
Preheat the oven to 374 degrees.
After 30 minutes, scoop the dough onto parchment lined cookie sheets (makes between 28 and 32 cookies in my experience) remember they will flatten so not too close together.
Press the cookies down and top with 3 or 4 more chocolate chips
Bake the cookies for 12 minutes, cool on a rack, you can eat them in a matter of minutes.