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Chewy Chocolate Cookies


  • 1 1/4 cups butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, unsifted
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup nuts, finely chopped


  1. Cream butter or margarine and sugar in large mixing bowl.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla extract; blend well.
  3. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually blend into creamed mixture.
  4. Stir in nuts (optional).
  5. Drop by teaspoonsful onto greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes. They will puff up during cooking, then flatten upon cooling.
  7. Cool on cookie sheet until set (about 1 minute).
  8. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Makes about 4 1/2 dozen.

Variation: You may add 2 cups peanut butter chips to batter, if desired.

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