1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2ish cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup cocoa (if you want chocolate cookies)
1/2 cup nuts (optional)
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat butter until soft. Add sugar and brown sugar till the color changes to light brown. Add the eggs and the vanilla. Beat well in between each. In a separate bow stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add this to the butter mixture. Mix in the chocolate chips and nuts. Drop rounded balls of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 9-10 minutes until still a little soft in the middle, let stand 30 seconds to a minute to set up.
I use a total of 2 and 1/2 cups of flour, omitting cocoa, for regular chocolate chip cookies.