Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in small bowl.
Beat butter, sugars and vanilla in large mixer bowl.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition; gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips (and nuts).
Drop onto ungreased baking sheets. (I used Silpat; it makes all baking a complete joy.)
Bake in preheated 375F oven for 9 to 11 minutes, or until golden brown.