You may not find it necessary to write this recipe down, but Phoebe (Friends) lost hers and it was devastating! And, I might sound simple, but I really like these cookies. I think they are delicious and easy, not to mention Steve's favorite. But, more than that, I love that I only need ONE measuring cup and ONE measuring spoon to make this dough. Just get one teaspoon and one 3/4 c. measuring cup (use it 3 times for the flour) and when you are done you won't have a ton of dishes from measuring. Even when adding the chips (and maybe nuts), you can use the 3/4 cup and then eyeball the difference because those measurements don't have to be perfect. You can whip this up so fast, you will love it.
2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 t. vanilla
2 large eggs
2 cups (12 oz.) chocolate chips
1 c. chopped nuts
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in a large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. ** At this point, I check the consistency of the dough and sometimes add more flour until the texture seems right to me. ** Stir in chocolate chips and nuts (if desired).
Bake at 375 degrees for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown.