This recipe is from Shirley McNevich's Mom's Best Recipes Vol 1. Published here with her permission.
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(by Shirley McNevich)
1 cup butter (softened - 2 sticks)
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
2/3 cup Hershey's cocoa powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups Nestlé's semi-sweet chocolate bits
1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts (optional)
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In mixer, beat butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl (by hand with a spoon) stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Add this mixture to the butter/sugar/eggs/vanilla. Mix completely and beat with mixer. Remove from mixer and add chocolate bits and nuts (optional) using a spoon and mix by hand. Drop teaspoonsful on a greased cookie sheet about 2" apart. Bake 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees or just until set. Cool slightly before removing cookies or they will fall apart. Makes about 4 1/2 dozen cookies.