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Java Cream Drops

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

5 dozen

"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
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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

  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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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