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2 sticks butter
3/4 cup each white and brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 cup dry cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
12 ounces chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter
and sugars until creamy, beat in eggs and vanilla.
Mix together flour, cocoa, soda and
salt, then stir into butter mixture. Add
chocolate chips and nuts, stir well. Drop by
small teaspoonfuls onto parchment-covered
cookie sheets—leave room for spreading.
Bake 8-10 minutes. Giving these to your
valentine? Try packaging cookies in tins with
doilies between layers or use Chinese take-out
containers for a different, fun gift look!