I love my cookies chewy. Not chewy like cake, but chewy like almost-doughy. And these qualify. I found this one in a cooking magazine on a page sponsored by McCormick. And, even though I have a chocolate chip cookie recipe that I love, it's hard to go wrong with a 2nd, and one that uses a lot of vanilla!
Mix flour, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl. Beat butter and sugars in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.
Drop by rounded tablespoons about 2" apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake in preheated 375*F oven 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes (or leave in oven a couple extra minutes). Remove to wire racks; cool completely.