1Preheat oven to 375.
Beat butter,sugar,vanilla and salt in large mixing bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in flour; stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Shape level tablespoons of dough into 1 1/2-inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
2Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are set and lightly browned. Remove from oven. Shift powdered sugar over hot cookies on baking sheets. Cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Sprinkle with additional powdered sugar, if desired. Store in airtight containers.