Black Forest Cookies Recipe

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Black Forest Cookies feature the classic flavor combination of chocolate and cherry. These cookies are perfect for snacking and entertaining year round.

Black Forest Cookies Recipe

Black Forest Cookies

The classic Black Forest flavor combination of chocolate and cherry seems to appear more during the winter holiday season but the taste can be enjoyed year round. Black Forest Cookies are soft and chewy cookies with a slightly indulgent rich flavor. These chocolate cherry cookies are loaded with flavor without being loaded with hours of time and energy spent in the kitchen. Here’s how to make them.

Prep Time – 10 minutes

Cooking time – 15 minutes

This recipe makes 2 dozen cookies.

Equipment Needed

Black Forest Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 & 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup drained & finely chopped maraschino cherries (plus extra for garnish)
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (plus extra for garnish)

Toppings

  • additional chopped maraschino cherries
  • chocolate chips

Black Forest Cookies Recipe

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350º F.

Place the butter and brown sugar into a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer for 1 minute, or until combined.

Add in the egg and vanilla extract and beat again.

In a separate small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.

Gradually add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mixing by hand with a spatula. The batter will be thick.

Drain and finely chop the maraschino cherries.

Be sure to pat the cherries dry with a paper towel to absorb as much excess liquid as possible.

Add the chopped cherries and chocolate chips to the bowl, mixing with a spatula until combined.

Use a cookie scoop to drop dough balls onto a silicone lined baking sheet.

Black Forest Cookies Recipe

Press additional maraschino cherry pieces and chocolate chips all around the outside of the dough balls.

Bake for 13-15 minutes.

Allow the cookies to cool to the touch on the baking sheet (about 15 minutes) then move them to a cooling rack.

Serve and enjoy!

Black Forest Cookies Recipe

Yield: 24 cookies

Black Forest Cookies

Black Forest Cookies Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 & 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup drained & finely chopped maraschino cherries (plus extra for garnish)
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (plus extra for garnish)

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350º F.

Place the butter and brown sugar into a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer for 1 minute, or until combined.

Add in the egg and vanilla extract and beat again.

In a separate small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.

Gradually add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mixing by hand with a spatula. The batter will be thick.

Drain and finely chop the maraschino cherries.

Be sure to pat the cherries dry with a paper towel to absorb as much excess liquid as possible.

Add the chopped cherries and chocolate chips to the bowl, mixing with a spatula until combined.

Use a cookie scoop to drop dough balls onto a silicone lined baking sheet.

Press additional maraschino cherry pieces and chocolate chips all around the outside of the dough balls.

Bake for 13-15 minutes.

Allow the cookies to cool to the touch on the baking sheet (about 15 minutes) then move them to a cooling rack.

Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 89Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 56mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. Your serving size and ingredients may differ.

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