Double Chocolate Cookies
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
In mixer, beat butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
In a separate bowl (by hand with a spoon) stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Add this mixture to the butter/sugar/eggs/vanilla. Mix completely and beat with mixer. Remove from mixer and add chocolate bits and nuts (optional) using a spoon and mix by hand.
Drop teaspoonsful on a greased cookie sheet about 2" apart. Bake 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees or just until set. Cool slightly before removing cookies or they will fall apart.
Makes about 4 1/2 dozen cookies.