These homemade chocolate chip cookies can easily become your favorite for holidays and cookie exchanges.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda; set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter with both sugars. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy.
Reduce speed to low. Add the salt, vanilla, and eggs. Beat until well mixed, about 1 minute.
Add flour mixture. Mix until just combined.
Stir in the chocolate chips.
Drop heaping tablespoon-size balls of dough about 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
Bake until cookies are golden around the edges, but still soft in the center, 8 to 10 minutes.
Remove from oven, and let cool on baking sheet for about 5 minutes.
Transfer to a wire rack, and let cool completely.