Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix dry ingredients together and set aside.
Cream together butter and sugar.
Add vanilla or liquor.
Add in flour mixture a little at a time.
Add in chocolate chips and nuts.
Divide into two sections.
Roll each section to about 12 inches long.
Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Cool for at least 30 minutes.
Slice diagonally into 3/4 inch slices.
Bake again, standing up for another 10 minutes.