You will need:
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup butter ( softened )
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp hot water
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix butter , brown sugar and white sugar until smooth.
Add the eggs one at a time, then the vanilla.
Add the baking soda to the hot water and mix until dissolved, then add it to the batter along with the salt.
Add in flour, chocolate chips and nuts.
Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.
Bake for about 10 minutes or until edges are nicely browned.