Double Chocolate Cookies


  • 1 cup butter (softened - 2 sticks)
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup Hershey's cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups Nestlé semi-sweet chocolate bits
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts (optional)


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.

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