In a large mixing bowl cream the butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and egg for 1-2 minutes ( you can do this by hand or with a mixer). Add baking soda, baking powder, salt, flour, mix until well combined. fold in chocolate chips until well combine. You can store the dough in the fridge for up to 6 days.
Divide the dough into 12 un-greased cupcake cups ( about 2/3 full). Press down to even out.
Bake for 10-12 minutes on middle rack. Remove from oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes. After the cups have cooled you can top with whipped cream or eat like that.