The chocolate chip cookie recipe was first created by Ruth Wakefield in the 1930s, who was the owner of the Toll House Inn in Massachusetts.
She is said to have accidentally added broken pieces of chocolate to her butter cookie dough, creating the first chocolate chip cookie.
Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In a separate mixing bowl, beat the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
Gradually stir in the flour mixture until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Using a cookie scoop or spoon, drop rounded balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie.
Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
This recipe makes about 2 dozen cookies. You can also make variations of the recipe by using different types of chocolate, nuts, or other mix-ins to add a unique twist to your cookies.