Preheat oven to 325º. Coat a large cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, chocolate chips, and walnuts. In a separate bowl, blend eggs with vanilla and almond extracts. Make a well in the center of dry ingredients and add wet mixture. Mix until completely blended (you may have to use lightly floured hands).
Divide dough in half and shape into two loaves, about 3/4 inches high, 2 inches wide, and 12 inches long. Place on cookie sheet. Bake 35 minutes, until golden brown on the bottom. Remove from oven. Using a serrated knife and cutting board, cut dough crosswise on a slight angle into 3/4-inch-thick slices. Lay slices flat on the cookie sheet and return to oven for 5–10 minutes, depending on desired crunchiness. Remove from oven and turn cookies over; return to oven and bake 5–10 minutes more.
Sprinkle topping, if using, on both sides of cookies.
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Carbohydrates 20g7%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.