Preheat the oven to 350°F. Using a mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy, scraping the sides once. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition. Mix in vanilla.
Sift together dry ingredients, then add in batches to the mixer, mixing until just combined after each addition. Gently blend in chocolate chips, reserving a few for the tops of the cookies.
Using a cookie scoop, add generous 1 tablespoon portions to the baking sheet. Dot the top of each cookie with 2 to 3 chocolate chips if you’d like them to really show up on top. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until cookies are barely done but still soft and chewy. (Don't overbake!)