1/2 cup butter, room temp - soft
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg, room temp
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup sifted all- purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup chopped nutmeats (optional)
375° F oven. Greased, cool cookie sheet.
Cream butter. Add sugar. Beat till creamy.
Beat in egg and vanilla.
Combine flour + salt + baking soda. Stir this into the sugar-egg mixture. You don't have to beat the heck out of it, btw.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop batter from a teaspoon onto the cookie sheet, well apart.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes. if you like it chewy, bake till the cookie batter is just set.
If you prefer them crispy, wait till they are a golden brown around the edges.
Remove from oven. Let rest for a minute, then transfer cookies onto a cooling rack.
Cool well before storing.