1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped walnuts, pecans or hazelnuts
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars on medium speed for 3 minutes. Add
eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Combine
flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in
chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls 3 inches apart onto
lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes, or
until light brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
If you like, leave out the nuts and double the chocolate chips.
Makes 3 dozen.