Mocha & Walnut Christmas Cookies

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (divided)
2 teaspoons boiling water
2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
1 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoons. salt
3/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cups brown sugar (firmly packed)
1/2 cups butter (softened)
1 egg
1/2 cups walnuts (chopped)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt 1/2 cup of the semi-sweet chocolate chips over double boiler until melted and smooth. Set aside to cool. In a small bowl, dissolve the coffee granules in boiling hot water, setting aside. In another bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda, set aside. In another large bowl, combine softened butter, brown and white sugar and the coffee, beating well until creamy. Add the egg and chocolate mixture, mixing well. Fold in flour mixture, a little at a time. Stir in the remaining chocolate chips and the chopped walnuts. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons on to un-greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes. Let sit on baking sheets for few minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.

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