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Italian Chocolate Nut Cookies

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Servings: 1
Categories: Chocolate / Cookies / Desserts / Nuts

1/2  cup  Margarine
2/3  cup  Cocoa, unsweetened
2  cups  Light brown sugar
1/2  cup  Water
2 1/2  cups  Wholewheat flour
1 1/2  teaspoons  Baking powder
2  teaspoons  Cinnamon
1  teaspoon  Cloves or allspice
1  cup  Finely chopped almonds
1  cup  Raisins

Preheat oven to 350F. Combine first four ingredients in a pot. Heat slowly, stirring till the mixture resembles a syrup. Let cool to room temperature. Combine flour with baking powder & spices. Pour in chocolate syrup & work into a stiff batter. Add almonds & raisins. Form into balls no larger than 1-inch & arrange on cookie sheets. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Makes 4 dozen. Nava Atlas, "Vegetarian Celebrations"

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