Cream the Butter and Sugars:
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. This can be done with a hand mixer or stand mixer.
Add Eggs and Vanilla:
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in the vanilla extract until well combined.
Combine Dry Ingredients:
In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:
Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing just until combined. Be careful not to overmix.
Fold in Chocolate Chips:
Gently fold in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed throughout the cookie dough.
Scoop and Bake:
Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, drop rounded balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving enough space between each cookie. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden but the centers are still soft.
Cool and Enjoy:
Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy your ultimate chocolate chip cookies with a glass of milk!