My ingredients for the cookies are,
1 cup butter(softened)
1 cup sugar,
1 cup packed brown sugar,
2 tsp. vanilla extract,
3 cups all purpose flour,
1 tsp. baking powder,
2 tsp. hot water,
2 cups chocolate chips,
1 cup chopped walnuts.
Preheat the oven to 175 degree C.
Cream the butter and both the sugar until smooth in electric mixer. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Stir in vanilla extract. At this junction, dissolve the baking powder in the hot water, add into the batter along with the salt. Stir in the flour, chocolate chips and chopped walnuts.
Drop by large spoonful (or teaspoon) of batter onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Keep the baked cookies on the baking sheets for at least 10 minutes before removing to cool further.
Keep in airtight containers, these cookies keep well for a long time in the freeze.