Use all organic ingredients if possible.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Gradually add sugars.
Beat 'til well mixed.
Add egg and cognac.
Stir together flour, baking soda, salt.
Stir into the batter.
Add chocolate and nuts.
Drop dough by the tablespoon onto a greased cookie sheet (or use parchment paper), spacing well, these really spread.
Refrigerate each panful for 15 minutes or 'til dough balls are firm before baking.
Bake 8-10 minutes in a 350 degree oven, 'til edges are browned and center is baked.