I found this recipe on Shawni's blog, tried it and loved it. It makes LOTS of cookies, which for our family is essential.
3 sticks of butter
1 1/4 c. sugar
1 1/4 c. brown sugar
1 TBS vanilla
4 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
As many chocolate chips as you'd like.
Throw it all together and mix it up.
Bake at 375 for about 8 minutes.
I like flat cookies so I rolled mine into balls and then smooshed them down with my hand.