Cut butter into pieces (about 2 tablespoons each) and place in mixing bowl. I use a Kitchen Aid and power it on 2 (low).
Using a spatula, scrape down the sides of the bowl and bottom of the bowl to ensure all ingredients are incorporated.
Add 2 cups of the flour, soda, salt and chocolate chips all together into bowl with butter mixture.
Add the remaining 3/4 cup of flour to the top of this mixture. Slowly mix the dry ingredients and the chocolate chips together. I have had great success with simply PULSING the mixer at this point. Do not over mix. Turn the dough with a rubber spatula so the bottom of the dough is mixed into the top of the dough. This will ensure the flour is mixed in properly and the chips are distributed evenly.
If the dough is sticky, add an additional 2-3 tablespoons of flour to the dough. Remove the bowl from the stand if using a stand mixer, and fold in the flour. (This is only necessary if the dough is sticky).
Using a cookie scoop, drop onto un-greasedbaking sheets, or baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Place 6-8 scoops of dough on each baking sheet.
Cookies should be slightly golden and the cookie should not look wet on top.
Tips:(or my mini-epistle on cc cookie making and baking)