Preheat the oven to 375°.
Cream butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla into a bowl until fluffy, but make sure not to mix longer than needed.
Add eggs, one at a time, and beat well.
Gradually add flour to the creamed mixture and mix well.
Stir in chocolate chips and nuts (optional).
Place the cookie dough in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Use a cookie scoop or spoon to drop teaspoon fulls onto a greased cookie sheet.
Bake 9-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
Allow them to cool for 5 minutes, then transfer cookies onto a wire rack.