2 1/4 c  All-purpose flour
1 t  Baking soda
1/2 t  Salt
1 c  Softened butter (2 sticks)
1 t  Vanilla extract
2    Eggs
1 c  Coarsely chopped nuts,option
12 oz Semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 c  Firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 c  Granulated sugar

Mix flour,baking soda and salt;set aside.Beat butter,sugars,vanilla and eggs until light and fluffy.Blend in flour mixture.Stir in nuts and chips. Drop by teaspoon,2" apart onto ungreased baking sheets.Bake @ 375 degrees for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.