* 1 cup butter, softened

* 1 cup white sugar

* 1 cup packed brown sugar

* 2 eggs

* 1/4 cup sour cream

* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

* 1/3 cup Cocoa powder

* 3 cups all-purpose flour

* 1 teaspoon baking soda

* 2 teaspoons hot water

* 1/2 teaspoon salt

* 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2.Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the sour cream and vanilla. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in cocoa and flour, and fold in chocolate chips. Chill in refrigerator for 8 to 10 minutes. Drop by large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.

3.Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned.