Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, cream together butter & sugar.
Add eggs & mix well
Add almond & vanilla extracts - beat until just blended.
Fold in ricotta cheese.
In a separate mixing bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, & salt.
Mix in dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop cookies onto parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake for 13-15 minutes or until cookies bounce back when touched lightly & the center of the cookie no longer looks moist.
Transfer to a cookie rack to cool. Top with additional chocolate chips & slivered almonds.