Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 Cup Butter, Softened
1 Cup White Sugar
1 Cup Packed Light Brown Sugar
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
2 Teaspoons Hot Water
2 Cups Semisweet Chocolate Chips
1 Cup Chopped Walnuts (optional)
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar. Beat in the eggs, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts. Use a medium cookie scoop that I use so that I have uniform sized cookies and use parchment paper to bake the cookies on the cookie sheet.
Bake aprox 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until edges are lightly browned
I try not to leave cookies on the hot pan as they continue to bake as they sit on the cookie sheet.