Step 1Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a baking sheet and set aside.
Step 2Cream together the butter and sugar. Dissolve the baking soda in the coffee, then add to the butter mixture along with the molasses. Mix well.
Step 3Combine the flour, cinnamon, ginger and salt. Add to the butter mixture, mixing well. Fold in the raisins and nuts.
Step 4Drop the batter by the teaspoonful onto the baking sheet. Bake until the cookies spring back slightly when touched, 10 to 12 minutes. Repeat until all the batter has been used.