2 sticks butter, softened
2 cups + 2tbl white sugar
2 tablespoons molasses
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 cups of flour
2 1/2 cups chocolate chips
Sea salt optional
Combine sugar and molasses with a hand mixer and Let sit for 1-hour minimum, overnight if possible.
Sift dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugars together. Add both eggs and vanilla and mix to incorporate. Add dry ingredients to the bowl, and mix to incorporate. Add the chocolate chips and stir to combine.
Let dough chill for 2 hours to overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Using an ice cream scoop with release, scoop out cookie dough and place cookie scoop on a sheet pan lined with parchment or a silpat. Sprinkle with sea salt if desired.
Bake cookies for 11-13 minutes.