Preheat oven to 375°F. Line sheet pan with parchment paper.
In bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, or in large bowl with hand-held mixer, beat butter, brown sugar and sugar until creamy, about 2-3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each. Add vanilla.
In medium bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add to butter mixture all at once and mix on low until combined. Stir in chocolate chips, reserving 1/2 cup of the chips.
Use large cookie scoop or 1/4 cup to measure out cookie dough. Use your hands to roll into balls and place on prepared sheet pan 3 inches apart (you’ll get 6 cookies to a pan). Top each with a few reserved chocolate chips.
Bake until edges are golden but middles still look a little doughy, about 11-12 minutes. If you prefer crisp chocolate chip cookies, bake until middles are golden, about 12-13 minutes. Let cool on pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.