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
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
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 cookie equals 78 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 55 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g 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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Reviewed Jun. 20, 2011

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

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."

Reviewed Apr. 15, 2009

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

Reviewed Dec. 8, 2008

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

Reviewed Dec. 7, 2008

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

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