Eden's Chocolate Chip Cookies

We love making cookies at our house, and of course, the family favorite is chocolate chip.  We've tried many recipes over the years, but this one is our favorite.  Eden found it -- I have no idea where, but it's a keeper.

1 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in 2 teaspoons hot water
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer cream together, the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about four minutes.
Add the vanilla and eggs and mix on low speed until well combined, about 1 minute.
Add the baking soda and mix on low speed until well combined, about 1 minute.

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and salt.  On low speed, add the flour mixture one cup at a time to the creamed mixture.  Mix until combined, about 2 minutes.

Fold in the chocolate chips.

Spoon golfball sized drops of dough onto the prepared baking sheet.
Cook for 10 minutes until slightly brown.
Remove from oven and transfer the cookies to a baking rack to cool.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies, depending on the size.

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