Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup boiling water
  • 2 Ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 2 Teaspoons instant coffee powder
  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Cup flour
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 11/2 Cups chopped walnuts
  • 1 Cup California raisins
  • 1 Cup semisweet chocolate pieces

Procedure

In saucepan, combine water, unsweetened chocolate and coffee powder. Warm over low heat to melt chocolate; set aside. In mixer bowl, cream butter and sugar. Stir in chocolate-coffee mixture, eggs and vanilla. Stir flour and salt into creamed mixture. Mix in walnuts, raisins and semisweet chocolate pieces. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake in 350°F oven 13 to 15 minutes, until edges are crisp but centers still soft (do not overbake). Remove to rack to cool. Dust with powdered sugar.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 160 (Calories from Fat 49%); Total Fat 9 ( Saturated Fat 3.5; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 20; Sodium 25; Potassium 120; Total Carbohydrate 19; Dietary Fiber 1; Sugars 14; Protein 2; Calcium 14; Iron 0;

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