Recipe courtesy of all recipes.com (with my modifications)
1 cup salted butter, cold
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons hot water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup toffee bits
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2.Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. (Because the butter is cold, this may be a process... let the butter warm a but so you can cream it, but you don't want it "soft".)
Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips, toffee bits and nuts. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.
3.Bake for about 11-13 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned. Don't overbake!
Recipe can be halved
Dough can be frozen
Original Recipe Yield 4 dozen