This is the best chocolate chip cookie recipe! I got it from my sister Ellen. I always bake a test cookie before adding the chocolate chips to the dough. If the test cookie turns out flat, you just need to add a little more flour.
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 Tbsp. vanilla
2 1/2+ cups flour
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, if desired
Cream the sugars and the butter. Mix in the egg and the vanilla. Sift in the flour, salt, and baking soda. Mix in the chocolate chips and nuts, if any. Bake @ 375 for 9-10 minutes.