Double Chocolate Chocoholic Cookies

From Claudia's Kitchen @What's Cookin' Italian Style Cuisine
2 cups flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2/3 cup unsweet cocoa powder
1 large bag 12 oz chocolate chips
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
1 cup butter
2 large eggs (at room temperature)
1 cup macadamia nuts, walnuts, pecans, or your favorite kind coarsely chopped optional
Preheat oven to 350
In a large bowl cream butter, sugar, eggs, and extracts. Sift flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Stir in chips and nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls or roll into round balls, flatten a little with the palm of your hand then onto ungreased cookie sheets, sprinkle with sugar crystals or regular sugar. Bake at 350 8 minutes. Cool.