Big Fat Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Probably the single best cookie ever created! And now, with this recipe we found on allrecipes.com, we can make them over and over.

CHEWY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Yields about 1 1/2 dozen large cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts (we used pecans and salted cashews)


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper. 
Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. 
In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Shape dough into balls (from 2 tablespoons of dough each) and place onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart. 
Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely. 


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