1 ¼ C Butter or Margarine softened
2 C Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla
2 C unsifted all-purpose Flour
¾ C Cocoa
1 tsp Baking Soda
½ tsp Salt
1 C finely chopped nuts (optional)
Cream butter and sugar in large mixer bowl. Add eggs and vanilla; blend well. Combine shour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; blend into creamed mixture. Stir in nuts, if desired. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350˚F for 8-9 minutes. (Cookies will be soft. They will puff during baking, and flatten upon cooling.) Cool on cookie sheet until set, about 1 minute; move to wire rack to cool completely.
Makes about 4 ½ dozen cookies.
Hint: Make an Oreo cookie by taking 2 cookies & some cream cheese frosting to frost the cookies together.