A Protagonist's Chocolate Chip Cookies

In my next novel, Darcy Holland is a single mom and not much of a cook, but her chocolate chip cookies are surefire and the favorite food of her four-year-old son, Zach. Try her recipe, but be forewarned: stirring the batter in the final stages has broken many a spoon!

3 eggs
1 pound brown sugar
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla
1 lb butter
6 cups flour
1-1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
24 oz chocolate chips
16 oz nuts (pecans)

In large bowl, beat eggs 4-5 minutes.  Add sugars, vanilla, and butter, mixing thoroughly.  Combine flour, salt and baking soda. Add to egg mixture.  Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.  Line cookie sheet with waxed paper and drop batter by ice cream scoop.  Bake 16-20 minutes, rotating shelves.  Let cool on cookie sheet 5-10 minutes before removing. Bake at 350.  

NOTE: By the time you add the pecans and chocolate chips, the batter will be very stiff.  It’s supposed to be!