We spent a summer living in San Francisco and one of my favorite places to visit was Ghirardelli Square. You can smell the chocolate from a few blocks away. It is a chocolate lovers paradise! My friend gave me this recipe and all my chocolaty, Ghirardelli memories came flowing back!
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl; set aside. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.