Cream together the butter and sugars until fluffy.
Add in the eggs one at a time and mix well.
Stir in the vanilla.
In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients except for the chocolate chips.
Incorporate the mixed dry ingredients and mix thoroughly until blended
Stir in the chocolate chips.
Cover and refrigerate your mixed dough for 20 minutes.
Preheat your oven to 375°.
Scoop cookie dough (the size of a walnut) onto a greased cookie sheet, ungreased stoneware pan, or silcone lined cookie sheet.
Bake for 10-12 min, turning at the 5-6 minute mark. Remove from oven when cookies are slightly browned on the edges. They will finish baking on the hot pan.
Let cookies cool slightly on the pan and remove to cool completely on a wire rack.