1 ½ cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
¾ cup white sugar
¾ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup softened butter (1 stick)
2 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 package (10 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (I used the new chocolate chips with caramel in the middle!)
1 cup pecans chopped (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350. Grease a 13x9 pan. Combine the dry ingredients. Beat the sugars and butter together in another bowl until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients, chocolate chips, and nuts if you want them.
Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool.