Chocolate Spritz

1-1/4 cups butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cups cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 375 F. In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. In another bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Gradually stir flour mixture into butter mixture. Shape dough into a log and place in your cookie press. Press cookies out onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Note: Decorate with sprinkles, candied cherries, melted white chocolate, or sandwich with vanilla frosting.

Servings: 60

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