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  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Have ready ungreased or parchment-lined baking sheet(s).
  3. Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and spices.
  4. Cut candied fruits, dates and figs into small pieces and toss with a small amount of the flour mixture.
  5. Combine in a large bowl with the pecans, raisins and currants.
  6. Set aside.
  7. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl of electric mixer on high speed until light, about 2 minutes.
  8. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  9. Mix in the coffee.
  10. Stop the mixer and add the flour mixture.
  11. Mix on low speed just until combined.
  12. Using a wooden spoon, fold in the fruit and nut mixture to coat all the pieces.
  13. Drop batter onto baking sheet in walnut-size mounds leaving about 2 inches between each cookie.
  14. Bake until set and tops are lightly browned, 14 to 16 minutes.
  15. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  16. Store in an airtight container, with a small wedge of apple to keep them soft.
  17. The cookies may be glazed or sprinkled with confectioner's sugar, if desired.