This particular recipe is a spin-off of a favorite growing up from my Uncle Gary (who is an amazing cook). I added some more cocoa and a little more salt (I also nixed the walnuts–not my thang). I really like salted sweets lately…you know like peanut butter and chocolate or pretzels M&Ms or saltine crackers with Nutella spread on top. I love the contrast of the flavors. Now you’re probably wondering why I chose to keep the raisins in these cookies. And I actually have to tell you the raisins make these cookies better…not worse. I know, right?! Crazy town. To me raisins usually ruin recipes about 95% of the time. These cookies fall into the 5%. Because there is so much chocolate in these cookies the raisins kind of take on the flavor of Raisinets…which are a great candy (another odd case in that 5%). If you like chocolate-y, chewy cookies with lots of texture these are the cookies for you!