In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together then mix in the vanilla, flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips. Transfer to a sealable container and keep refrigerated.
*New evidence suggests that there may be risk involved with eating raw flour. Heat treat your flour by spreading it on a silicone mat lined baking sheet and bake it in a 350°F preheated oven for 5 minutes. Allow to cool before using in the recipe.
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