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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    5 dozen


  • 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


  • 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. 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. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.
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  • jellykean
    Jun 20, 2011

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

  • katejudy311
    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
    Apr 15, 2009

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

  • JociCara
    Dec 8, 2008

    I couldn't taste the coffee in these.

  • roberta810
    Dec 7, 2008

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

  • Dara Lynn
    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...