TALL Blonde has been baking in my head the ultimate, unctuous, throw everything to the wall cookie for a couple years. Have you ever eaten a cookie and thought, this would be better if you added (fill in the blank). I tried to assemble all those "ifs" right here. I purposely developed this cookie recipe for a small commitment of ingredients and time. Sometimes I get in the mood for a home baked cookie to fill the kitchen with that wonderfully sweet smell but you may be low on ingredients, or for me I would rather not take time to bake several episodes of cookie trays in succession. One and done is sometimes a very good thing.
The butter used in this recipe is unsalted, but if you like that salt and sweet combination go for the salted butter version. You may substitute dark brown sugar over light brown sugar but I think the flavor may be a bit too heavy. Always, always pre-toast nuts before using in any recipe, and that include this one. Be careful not to burn them.
1/4 tea. baking soda