Java Cream Drops Recipe
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Java Cream Drops Recipe

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"My co-workers love coffee. Whenever I see coffee flavored recipes, I know they'll be gobbled up at the office. These great tasting cookies were a hit with my Java-loving friends!" Maria Regakis, Somerville, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:60 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 60 servings


  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 tablespoon half-and-half cream
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 78 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 55mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.


  1. In a small bowl, combine coffee granules and cream; set aside. In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and reserved coffee mixture. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Divide dough in half. To one portion, add cocoa and walnuts. Stir chocolate chips into remaining dough.
  3. To form cookies, place 1 teaspoon of each dough on an ungreased baking sheet; lightly press doughs together. Flatten slightly. Repeat with remaining doughs. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 5 dozen.
Originally published as Java Cream Drops in Taste of Home December/January 2009, p53

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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jellykean User ID: 1165789 163653
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2011

"One of my favorite recipes to make. I double the coffee granules to give it a richer coffee flavor."

katejudy311 User ID: 3820802 175424
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2009

"These cookies were so easy to make and bake. My family loved them. I will make these often. i didn't have 1/2 and !/2, so I used milk. They still turned out though."

bqvp9676 User ID: 830248 101983
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2009

"Thanks roberta810 - your comment was exactly what I was looking for!! Can't wait to bake these."

JociCara User ID: 1918532 107645
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2008

"I couldn't taste the coffee in these."

roberta810 User ID: 347856 106036
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2008

"i am so glad to find this online- I said the same thing-what remaining cream!!! Off to bake!"

Dara Lynn User ID: 2845744 107644
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2008

"In the magazine it says to "one portion, add the cocoa and walnuts and remaining CREAM" to half the dough. What remaining cream?! Thank goodness for the online version that says remaining FLOUR. Back to kitchen..."

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