Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix together and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar on medium speed for around 4 minutes. (Side note: make sure the butter is softened to room temp! This will impact how the cookie turns out.)
Add in the vanilla and eggs, beating until incorporated. Scrape down the sides and mix again.
Turn off the mixer and add in the flour mixture. Slowly turn it back on, starting at low and working up to medium speed. Be careful not to do it too fast or the flour will go everywhere! Only mix until the flour has disappeared.
Drop in the chocolate chips and mix just a few times to combine.
Scoop out the dough into balls and put on a plate in the fridge for 30 min-an hour (or longer!).
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place 6 dough balls on the baking sheet and cook for 10 minutes. Everyone's oven is different, so just pay attention when it's been in there for 8 minutes. It might take longer or shorter than 10 minutes, so watch for a golden brown color but you still want it to be slightly gooey. It will set when you take it out.
Take out of the oven, let it sit on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes and move over to a cooling rack. Continue this until all the cookies are baked. Then, you eat!