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Cacao Nib Drop Cookies

This recipe was part of the Milwaukee Spice House newsletter from April 2005.

Modified from "The Joy of Cooking" by Irma S. Rombauer & Marion Rombauer Becker.

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Cacao Nib Drop Cookies Recipe

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cream the butter, then gradually add both sugars and beat until creamy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract. Sift the flour, salt and baking soda together and stir in with other ingredients. Stir in the cacao nibs last. Drop the batter from a teaspoon, well apart, on a grased cookie sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes. Let cool before serving. Enjoy!

Helpful Hints

Try substituting cacao nibs for chocolate chips or nuts in your favorite recipe.


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Steven S

I thought these were good. I cooked them 10 minutes as the recipe said, and they were crisp. They didn't seem burned, but they were darker than I expected. Is that how they should be?


These cookies are TRASH. they totally melted in the oven covered my whole cookie sheet and then burned to it. I brought these cacao nibs back from mexico and they were totally ruined. I followed the recipe perfectly. and pulled them out in less than 10 mins because i could smell them burning. SO DISAPPOINTED.


Did i mention they look ABSOLUTELY NOTHING like the pictures!?
Also i would give this ZERO STARS. so i have no idea why my last review left 3. I really like that your website AUTOMATICALLY gives garbage recipes 3 stars even if you try to leave 1. So your website is full of lies- leaving fake 3 star reviews, fake pictures of the recipes, and trash recipes.

Linda M

These cookies were thin and crispy and flavorful. I was leary about trying them, as I ate one of the nibs by itself and it was so bitter! But in the cookies they are sweet and wonderful! I can't wait to make more of them!!

Anne millar

How long will they keep for


Nope. Nope. Nope. Just save your time and ingredients.