THE BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
1 cup butter, softened
½ cup white sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons hot water
½ teaspoon salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour and chocolate chips. Drop by large spoonfuls onto pans lined with parchment paper.
Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.