Western New York State, where I lived for most of my life, is blessed with a large Italian-Sicilian heritage. And every year at Christmas, huge trays of cookies found their way to places of work because Grandma was baking again! Fig cookies, Sesame cookies, Anise cookies and these, Chocolate Spice Cookies which steal the show every year! Chewy Chocolate balls of unctuous delight. Flavored with Cinnamon and Nutmeg with bits of Raisin and Walnuts hidden inside, they are an all time favorite. It would not be Christmas at our house without them. So, get out the largest mixing bowl you have because this recipe makes about a million cookies…….or 6-8 dozen, but trust me, they will be devoured!