Cream butter. Add sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add in vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter alongwith salt. Stir in flour, chips and nuts. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.
Bake till edges are nicely browned i.e. for about 10 minutes.
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Crispy Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies (cont.)