This makes me want to give my kids hugs in the kitchen..I remember when my Grandma was showing me how to make these cookies..It was love for she had for everyone that inspired me to make this recipe for my kids..I feel so loved when they show me how much they appreciate me and my cooking or baking skills that were passed down to me from my own Grandma...I love you,Grandma !!!
Cream butter, sugar, and brown sugar until it is nice and fluffy (approx. 5 minutes on medium speed on a KitchenAid Mixer.) Make sure the mixture gets VERY creamy.
Add the eggs and vanilla and beat for an additional 2 minutes. Add baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour until cookie batter is fully incorporated. Finally add chocolate chips and the walnuts until well distributed. The cookie batter should be somewhat thick. Drop about 2 tablespoons of dough or use a medium cookie scoop and plop the batter onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 12-14 minutes until the edges are nice and golden brown. We baked ours for 14 minutes, just watch them. Remove from heat and allow the cookies to stay on the cookie sheet for an additional 2 minutes. Pick up the parchment paper with the cookies still on top and transfer to a cool non-porous surface. Allow the cookies to cool on the paper for at least 3 minutes before serving. It was hard to wait 3 minutes, but we listened to Grandma's advice :) it was so hard to do...but well worth the wait...