*1 cup butter at room temperature
*1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
*1/2 cup granulated sugar
*2 large eggs
*1 tsp vanilla
*2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
*1 tsp baking soda
*1/2 tsp salt
*2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (12 oz.)
*1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Mix butter and sugars until well blended.Add eggs and vanila and to the above mixture , mix until smooth..
In other bowl sieve together the flour, salt,baking soda,Stir into the butter mixture until well blended
Stir in chocolate chips and pecans.
Drop dough in 1/8-cup portions, 2 inches apart on buttered baking sheets.
Bake in 400 degree oven for about 7 to 9 minutes until cookies are lightly brown.
Let cookies stand on the pan for 2-3 minutes and then transfer them to the rack to cool completely.