Soft, chewy, chocolate chunk cookies are SO easy to make. I used a combination of chocolate chips and cut-up chocolate bars and both brown and white sugars. This recipe makes 1 dozen large cookies or 2 dozen small.
Preheat oven to 350 and spray a few cookie sheets with non stick cooking spray. Place butter in a metal oven safe bowl and let soften in the oven while it is preheating. Leave the butter in for a few minutes, or until about halfway melted. Take out and let cool slightly. This is an alternate, fast, way to bring butter to room temp.
Add both sugars and butter into an electric mixing bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and eggs, one addition at a time, and beat until combined. Add in the flour, baking soda, and salt, about one cup at a time. Mix on a low speed until just combined, scraping the sides of the bowl if necessary.
Add more flour, one tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes into a ball and does not stick against the sides. Gently stir in the chocolate.
Using a rounded tablespoon or cookie scoop, drop rounded scoops of dough onto prepared cookie sheets. This recipe makes 1 dozen large or 2 dozen small. For best results, bake one tray of cookies at a time, 10-12 minutes for large, and 8-10 minutes for small. Let cool on cookie sheet 2-3 minutes before transferring to cooling wrack. Store in an air tight container.