XXtra chewy chocolate chip cookies

What a good way to welcome the new year with extra chewy chocolate chip cookies ! Hope you all have a Happy New year!!
Ingredients: 2 cup butter, softened - 1 cup white sugar - 1 cup packed brown sugar - 2 eggs - 2 teaspoons vanilla extract - 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour - 1 teaspoon baking soda - 2 teaspoons hot water - 1/2 teaspoon salt - 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips - 1 cup milk chocolate chips
Prep: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips. Drop large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned