Chocolate Chip Cookie Obsession!

One of my grand fixations-chocolate chip cookies-have been perfected through numerous trials and taste tests (of course). Extra gym excursions are imperative at this lusciously, full-bodied juncture. Makes 20 cookies:
2 sticks unsalted butter-room temp
1/3 cup + 2 1/2 T brown sugar
1 1/2 T confectioners sugar
1 t salt
2 t orange infused oil
1/2 t vanilla extract
1 orange-zested
2 eggs
2 1/4 cups AP flour 
baking soda
2 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chunks (62% cocoa)
1/3 cup toasted almonds-roughly chopped
cooking spray
1. Preheat oven to 375F. 
2. Using the paddle attachment, mix the butter and both sugars until combined.
3. Add salt, orange oil, vanilla extract, zest, and eggs; mix well.
4. Sift the flour and baking soda together and add [in thirds] to the mixing bowl. 
5. Take the bowl out of the stand and add the chocolate and almonds, incorporating by hand. 
6. Scoop 2 tablespoons of dough for each cookie and shape into rounds. Place cookies on a sprayed baking sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until the cookies begin to brown.
**NOTE: substitute dried fruit (cranberries, currants, strawberries, etc) for the chocolate, should you prefer; alternatively, add the dried fruit to the mix!

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