The Reason I'm Here.

I'm here because I like to bake. A lot. Cookies. Pie. Cake. You name it, I bake it. 
These are the best chocolate chip cookies. Ever. Dorie Greenspan is the goddess of baked goods. 
These are unbelievably good. So good that a dozen will disappear more quickly than you can possibly imagine. 

Dorie Greenspan's BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup (packed) light brown sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped into chips or 2 cups store-bought chips or chunks
1 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Whisk together flour, salt and baking soda.
Working with a stand mixer w/paddle attachment, or with a hand mixer in a large bowl, beat the butter on medium speed for about 1 minute until smooth. Add the sugars and beat until well blended. Beat in vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, beating for 1 minute after each egg goes in. Reduce mixer speed to low and add dry ingredients in 3 portions, mixing only until each addition is incorporated. On low speed mix in chocolate and nuts. 
Spoon on tablespoons of dough onto baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches between spoonfuls. 
Bake cookies, one sheet at a time, for 10 to 12 minutes. Until light brown on edges and golden in center. 
Allow cookies to rest for one minute. Then using spatula transfer to cooling rack.