2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, soft (don't use margarine, NO EXCEPTIONS)
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed firm
1 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
12 oz. (2 cups) chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts, optional
Mix flour, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Beat butter, sugar, vanilla, mix in eggs. Add dry ingredients. Stir in chips and nuts. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit 7-9 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for about 3 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.
Makes about 3 dozen (36) cookies.
-Use a cookie scoop.
-Slightly press down cookies with wet fingers.
-Use a silicone baking mat or parchment paper