1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups of dark chocolate chips
1 cup nuts (optional)
HIGH ALTITUDE ADJUSTMENT (4,000 ft):
2 1/2 cups flour.
Add 2 teaspoons water
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 brown sugar
Cooking time may be longer.
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Gradually beat in flour mixture.
Drop by rounded tablespoon onto baking sheet lined with parchment or ungreased baking sheet.
Bake for 8 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. It's best to under cook slightly.
Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.