In a large bowl combine all ingredients except flour and cocoa. Beat at medium
speed until light and fluffy (about 2 to 3 minutes). Gradually add flour and cocoa
until well mixed (about 2 to 3 minutes).
Shape rounded teaspoonsful as desired (1-inch
balls, 2- to 3-inch logs, balls flattened, balls with indentations, etc.) or use
a cookie press. Place 1 inch apart on cookie sheets.
Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or
Decorate with melted chocolate chips, melted almond bark, nuts, colored sugars,
candied fruit, candies, maraschino cherries, etc.