I have made many different chocolate chip cookies. This recipe is so easy and it is our favorite. It is a pretty standard recipe but with more brown than white sugar and it also has cornstarch in it. This website has some basic info on cornstarch and its uses.
You could use other candy or varieties of chocolate chips (butterscotch, milk chocolate, peanut butter, etc). Sometimes I use part whole wheat flour and part all-purpose flour and have had great results.
New York Times chocolate chip cookie over at Brown Eyed Baker.
Recipe adapted from Apple A Day
1 C softened butter
3/4 C brown sugar
1/4 C sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 C all-purpose flour
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 package chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream softened butter with sugars until fluffy (I usually let it mix for about 5 minutes....really cream them good!) then add egg and vanilla. Add remaining ingredients and mix until incorporated. Use a scoop and drop onto cookie sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes and don't over bake. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.