Small chocolate chips and your favourite nuts add crunch and flavour to these simple little cookie/cakes.
Heat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease.
Beat butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until well blended in large mixer bowl. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until creamy. Stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to butter mixture, beating well after each addition. Stir in mini chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by level 1/4 cup (50 mL) or heaping tablespoon 2 inches (5 cm) apart onto prepared cookie sheet.
To sour milk: Use 1 tablespoon (15 mL) white vinegar plus milk to equal 1 cup (250 mL).
Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Frost with favorite vanilla frosting; garnish with small chocolate chips, colored sugars or sprinkles, if desired.