1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Cream together the butter, white sugar,
and brown sugar.
3. Mix in the egg and vanilla.
4. Then mix in the salt, baking soda,
and gradually the flour.
5. Stir in the chocolate chips and the nuts (if desired).
6. Drop rounded teaspoons of cookie dough onto the cookie sheet.
7. Bake about 9 to 11 minutes, or until golden brown. (Makes about 3 dozen cookies.)