Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, and set aside. In a standup mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar for 2 minutes.
Add vanilla and eggs one at a time and mix, scraping the sides of the bowl when necessary. Mix until smooth.
With the mixer on low-speed, slowly add the bowl of dry ingredients (don't over mix the dough, just enough to combine).
Mix in chocolate chips with a spoon. Chill in the refrigerator for a few minutes. You can refrigerate overnight or freeze them if you want to bake later.
When you are ready to bake line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat. Place 6 chilled cookie dough balls on a baking sheet and bake for 9-12 minutes (baking time will depend on the oven until the edges are golden and the center is light in color.
Let cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet then transfer to a cooling rack. Makes 18-20