2 1/4 cups (scant) all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 sticks butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
A mostly naked assistant
Preheat your oven to 375. Line a cookie sheet with Release foil - you don't have to do this, but it sure helps with clean-up.
Combine flour, salt, baking soda, and some cinnamon in a sifter. how much cinnamon? Some. More than none, less than the whole container. Seriously...I just shake it in until it looks good to me.
Cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla...
Sift dry ingredients in a little at a time, mixing well between times.
Add the chocolate chips.
Add dried fruit and nuts if you're using them.
Drop by spoonfuls onto the cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 for 8 - 9 minutes, or until done to your liking.
Cool thoroughly on a rack before storing.
Reward your assistant. He earned it.