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Java Cream Drops

 Java Cream Drops
"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
60 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Divide dough in half. To one portion, add cocoa and walnuts. Stir
  • chocolate chips into remaining dough.
  • To form cookies, place 1 teaspoon of each dough on an ungreased
  • baking sheet; lightly press doughs together. Flatten slightly.

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Directions (continued)

  • 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.
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.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.