Prep: 35 min + chilling
Bake: 10 min./batch
Makes: about 2 dozen
1 cup butter,softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 pkg. (12 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted
- In a bowl, beat butter and both sugars until blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In a small bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into butter mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.
- Shape 1/4 cupfuls of dough into balls. Flatten each ball into 3/4-in. thickness (2 1/2-in. diameter), smoothing edges as necessary. Place in airtight container, separating the layers with waxed paper or parchment; refrigerate, covered, overnight.
- To bake, place dough portions 2 in. apart on parchment-lined baking sheets; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Bake until edges are golden brown (centers will be light), 10-12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.