Best Chocolate Chip Cookies




Butter, softened

White sugar

Brown sugar


Vanilla extract

All-purpose flour

Baking soda

Hot water


Semisweet chocolate chips

Chopped walnuts



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, and nuts. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.

Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.