That's Nate, my youngest son, and a college student, came up to see his Dad this weekend. How could I NOT make cookies right?
OK, so I'm a softie, but I did whip his butt at Cribbage so the old man still rules.
Here's the recipe: (adapted from the back of the package)
2 1/4 cups flour (I use exclusively King Arthur flour)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks butter, softened)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
1 large package chocolate chunks
Combine sugars, and butter and eggs and beat thoroughly. Add scraped vanilla bean seeds.
Combine flour, salt, baking soda and add to mixture.
When combined, hand fold in the chocolate chunks.
Chill dough for 15 minutes to make it easier to work with, and so cookies won't spread too much while baking.
Drop by tablespoon fulls onto cookie sheet or parchment paper.
Bake in 325 degree oven for 15 minutes. Cookies should just begin to brown around the edges.
Remove from oven, cool for 10 minutes on pan and remove to wire rack and let cool completely.