Beat the butter, and sugars until creamy. Add the vanilla and egg on low for 15 seconds tops. Add the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix it until the dough crumbles. Add the chocolate chips in by hand and start forming balls of cookie dough. I would say this recipe makes 24 small cookies (1/8-cup cookie scoop) or 12 large cookies. The dough is not dry but it not wet, it's in between. You can roll them in your hands or use a cookie scoop like I did.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. DO NOT OVERBAKE. They will look pale and puffy. Leave on cookie sheet for 30 minutes. THIS IS NOT A TYPO. :)