1. Position rack in the center of your oven and preheat to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, or in a bowl with a handheld electric mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar on medium-high until light and fluffy, about 2 - 3 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until blended.
Turn off the mixer and add the flour mixture to the bowl. Mix on medium just until the flour is mixed in, then turn the mixer to high for just a few seconds to pull the dough together; it will be chunky.
Add the chocolate chips and beat on high for about 5 seconds to mix them in.
Drop dough by large spoonfuls on the lined baking sheet; don't flatten them. Bake until lightly browned on the top, 10 to 11 minutes.
Cool cookies on the pan for about 1 minute, then transfer to a cooling rack.