1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
    3/4 cup granulated sugar*
    3/4 cup brown sugar*
    1 1/2tsp vanilla extract
    2 eggs
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 tsp baking soda
    2 1/4 cups flour
    6 oz good chocolate**

Preheat oven to 350F (175 C)
Break chocolate into pieces. Roughly chop in food processor (or by hand, for the truly brave).
Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, and vanilla extract. Mix well after each addition. Sift salt, baking soda, and flour together. Add flour mixture slowly to mixer, making sure to fully incorporate the flour before adding more. Stir in chocolate.

Taking approximately one tablespoon of dough, make a ball and put onto cookie sheet, leaving about 1 inch of room between balls.

Bake approximately 10 minutes and allow to cool slightly before removing them from cookie sheet. Enjoy!

* – Different sugars affect the texture of the cookie. Granulated sugar will create a crisper cookie; brown sugar will create a softer cookie. Feel free to play with the ratio of sugars until you find what works!

** – I really like the texture and gooey-ness that the chopped chocolate adds. However, definitely substitute chocolate chips, candy bar pieces, or toffee for your favorite cookie.