Preheat oven to 350° F. Prepare cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside until needed.
Whisk together sugar and butter. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla, mixing well.
Mix the dry ingredients together, reserving the chips and nuts. Add the dry mix to the creamed mix gradually, mixing well. Once everything is combined well, stir the chocolate chips and nuts into the mix using a large spoon.
You can roll the dough into 1 1/4″ balls or I used a tablespoon to measure out the dough and dropped it on the prepared cookie sheets, about 2″ apart. The tablespoon gave me the perfect measurement every time and my cookies came out uniform in size.
Bake for about 10 minutes or until you see edges lightly browning. Do not over cook or you will cause the cookie to be brittle and dry out.