This was a basic cookie recipe I converted into a secret recipe using my wildest imagination. It's since become a family favorite, as well as one friends enjoy. If you are brave enough to try these (don't worry, you won't regret it!), play the 'guess what's in these cookies?' game. Your family will surely be surprised at this great mixture of flavors! Praline paste may be substituted for chestnut paste.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease 2 baking sheets.

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  • Cream the margarine with the white and brown sugars in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract. Mix the instant coffee and water together in a small bowl; stir into the egg and sugar mixture. Stir in the strawberry jam. chestnut puree, hot chocolate mix, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, orange liqueur, and maple extract until evenly blended. Gradually stir in the flour, granola, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until evenly blended. Stir in the chocolate chips, walnuts, and grated chocolate until well blended. Pinch off tablespoon-sized amounts of dough and roll between hands to make 1 inch diameter balls. Place balls on prepared baking sheets and flatten with a floured glass to be 1/4 inch high.

  • Bake in preheated oven until tops are set when lightly touched, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool 10 minutes on baking sheets before moving to a rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

238 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 30.6g 10% DV; fat 12.5g 19% DV; cholesterol 10.5mg 4% DV; sodium 376.3mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2010
Surprisingly good! My family could not guess the ingredients! They're already begging me to make another batch tomorrow when we have company over. I think I will! Thanks so much for submitting this! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/04/2018
I love eating a chocolate chip cookies in a time Read More
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2008
These are the only thing that Jeremy Axlerad has eaten all day. That drop of lemon juice really sealed the deal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2010
Surprisingly good! My family could not guess the ingredients! They're already begging me to make another batch tomorrow when we have company over. I think I will! Thanks so much for submitting this! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2008
I really liked them! okay so they were good.A great recipe!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/21/2013
All the ingredients are well worth it. I used Hazel Nut Hot Chocolate instead of regular hot chocolate for a little extra nuttiness. I love salty chocolate anything but I did reduce the amount of salt by one quarter and next time I may even half the amount called for by the recipe. There are so many layered flavours in these cookies - don't over power them with salt! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
05/04/2018
I love eating a chocolate chip cookies in a time Read More
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