Contributed by MITCH LYNCH for HOMEPLATE HOMESTYLE
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 12-ounce package (2 cups) Nestlé semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 375. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Beat until creamy. Beat in eggs. Gradually add flour mixture. Stir in semi-sweet chocolate morsels and nuts. Form and drop rounded tablespoons of cookie dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 for between 9 and 11 minutes. Makes about 5 dozen cookies 2 1/4 inches around.