Chewy Chocolate Cookies
By The Gourment Farm Girl
This recipe has been around for a long time. My mom made these cookies over 30 years ago. I loved them then and still do. Thought it was going to rain today so I decided to bake some cookies. They freeze well so you can eat some now and save some for later.  

Yes…there is BUTTER! 
I try to keep these girls in business… 

1 1/4 cups butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
3/4 cup Hershey’s cocoa (I used 1/2 cup dark and 1/4 cup regular cocoa)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup finely chopped nuts (optional)

Cream butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl; add eggs and vanilla blend well. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; blend into creamed mixture. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.
Drop by spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-9 minutes or 10 minutes if chocolate chips are added. Do not over bake, the cookies will be soft they will puff during baking and flatten during cooling. Cool on cookie sheet till set about one minute; remove to wire rack to cool completely. Makes 3-1/2 to 4 dozen cookies

ENJOY!