Asking me to choose my favorite recipe is way too hard, so I chose one of my favorites. This is THE BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe EVER. And I especially enjoy it because Rich makes them for me. He has them down to a science. They meet every qualification: soft, chewy, chocolatey. Ahh. They are so good. But here's the catch...you MUST follow the directions precisely or they will not be extraordinary.
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup margarine
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 3/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
ALL IMPORTANT RULE: Use a wooden spoon and stir everything by hand. Absolutely no hand mixer or Kitchen Aids allowed!!!
Mix all wet ingredients together; add dry and stir until just moistened. Add chocolate chips very last. Drop by the tablespoon onto a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for around 11 minutes. Watch the cookies---when they start getting browned on top and are no longer shiny, take them out but WHATEVER YOU DO, DO NOT OVERBAKE!
It may take some experimenting to get them just right. And maybe if you're lucky you can get YOUR husband to make them for you! :)