I've been told by a few people that these are the best chocolate chip cookies they've ever had! So, hopefully you'll feel the same way because I certainly think they're delicious.
It's a fairly standard recipe, based on the tollhouse chocolate chip recipe and slightly altered. I'm not a big walnut-in-cookies fan so that step is totally optional (I usually opt out).
Here's the recipe:
(makes 4-6 dozen depending on size)
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons hot water
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
Cream together the butter and sugars until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
Dissolve the baking soda in water. Add to the batter along with the salt and flour. Mix in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
Drop by large spoonfuls onto baking sheets and bake for about 10 minutes.
These cookies are nice and crispy on the edges and soft and chewy in the center.
Seriously, some of the best cookies you'll ever have. I highly recommend them to all!