There is nothing more wonderful then a great chocolate cookie recipe. I stumbled across this a few years ago and it has been my go to recipe since. It keeps it's shape beautifully after baking and it is as rich as a brownie.
1 cup of softened butter
11/4 cups of sugar
1 tsp. of vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 cup of cocoa powder
1 tsp of instant espresso powder
1/2 tsp of salt
Mix the dry ingredients and put them aside.
Cream the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla.
Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until thoroughly blended.
Chill, cut and shape your cookies.
Bake at 325 degrees on parchment paper for 14 minutes or until the cookies turn a deeper shade of brown.