Saturday, December 15, 2012
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
3/4 c. granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
(1/2 to 1 c. chopped nuts optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cream butter, both sugars, and vanilla until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating slightly until smooth and glossy. Add baking soda and salt and mix well. Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time until well mixed. Add chocolate chips and nuts (if adding) and mix well.
Chill dough for half hour if desired. Drop about 1 Tbsp. rounded dough on ungreased baking sheet (or baking sheet lined with parchment paper). Bake for 9-11 minutes until golden brown. Allow cookies to cool on the pan for 2 minutes before moving them to a cooking rack.
Makes about 4 dozen or more cookies. Store in an air-tight canister.