Total Time:  60 min
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 30 min

Servings: 40

Super yummy Italian Style Chocolate Cookies, with coffee and raisins in them.


  • 3 lbs gold medal flour
  • 1 lb Crisco all vegetable shortening
  • 1 lb C&H pure can granulated white sugar
  • 1 cup hershey’s natural unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tsp McCormick pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp rumford baking powder
  • 1 tbsp McCormick ground cloves
  • ½ cup sun-maid raisins
  • ½ cup nuts
  • 1 ½ cups Italian coffee and simply orange juice


Mix all the ingredients together. Roll into 1 inch balls.

Bake on a cookie sheet in the middle of the oven. Cook at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.

After cooled- frost with confectionery sugar and water mixture.

More about Italian Style Chocolate Cookies

My husbands Nona used to make these and I’m not sure where she got the recipe from. I can’t find anything like it online, so I think she just made it up.

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