Preheat the oven to 350F.
Cream the margarine and sugar until fluffy. Add the molasses and vanilla.
Add the flour, baking soda, and salt into the margarine/ sugar mixture. (NOTE: this cookie recipe actually doesn't use the dry/ wet mixing method. I like not messing up an extra bowl!!!)
Add chocolate chips.
Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on the baking sheets, about an inch apart. I like to schmush them a bit, they won't flatten much by themselves.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until slightly browned. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes. Then transfer to cooling racks.
PS- If you're feeling adventurous, try these Chewy Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies from The Post Punk Kitchen. I also made these last week. They were great!