Introduction: Black Forest Cookies

Here is the recipe for Black Forest Cookies

These cookies are super chocolaty and are studded with dried cherries. Great cookie for someone with a super sweet tooth. 

You will need a large heat friendly mixing bowl or a double boiler. 

You will need the following ingredients:

-1 cup all-purpose flour
-2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
-1 teaspoon baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate morsels
-1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, broken into pieces
-1/2 cup granulated sugar
-1/4 cup packed dark-brown sugar
-2 large eggs
-1 1/2 cups dried cherries

Step 1: Dry Ingredients

For this step you will need to use the flour, baking cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.

In a bowl mix add in this order

1. add 1 cup of flour

2. 2 tablespoons of baking cocoa powder

3. 1 teaspoon of baking soda (this is not the same as baking powder)

4. 1/2 teaspoon of salt

Once you have added all dry ingredients listed above, whisk until they are well blended.

Step 2: Starting the Dough

Place chocolate morsels and butter in a large heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water; stir until melted and smooth.

Step 3: Thickening the Dough

Once the chocolate and butter are smooth, remove the bowl from heat; whisk in sugars, then eggs, until smooth.

Step 4: Adding Dry Ingredients

Whisk in dry ingredients just until combined and smooth. 

Step 5: Finishing the Dough

Fold in dried cherries; press plastic wrap directly onto surface of dough, and refrigerate until firm, 30 to 45 minutes.

Step 6: Prepping for Baking

While the dough sets, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Line  baking or cookies sheet(s) with parchment paper

Step 7: Forming the Cookies

Drop mounds of dough (equal to 2 tablespoons) about 2 inches apart onto prepared sheets. I use an ice cream scoop for this.

Step 8: Baking the Cookies

Bake in your 350 degree F oven just until edges are firm , 11 to 13 minutes. Cool on baking sheets 1 to 2 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 9: Finishing Up

Once cookies are cooled, plate and serve. 

These cookies are super rich and very sweet, but the cherries add a nice surprise to the overall cookie. 


Aegian2424 made it! (author)2011-12-10

how sweet are they?
how many cookies does that recipe make?

Strangedichotomy made it! (author)Strangedichotomy2011-12-11

They aren't over sweet, the cherry helps tone them down.

As for how many it will yield, you can have anywhere from 24 to 30 cookies in a batch. It mainly depends on how large you make the dough balls. I like a larger cookie, so I get 24 out of the batch.

jessyratfink made it! (author)2011-12-09

Oh, I love chocolate cookies. These look fantastic.

Strangedichotomy made it! (author)Strangedichotomy2011-12-09

Thanks! They are such a fun cookie to make, no mixer, so it's all elbow grease and love! oh, and cherries. :D

Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)2011-12-09

That looks really good. How come you have to refrigerate the mix before making cookies?

Strangedichotomy made it! (author)Strangedichotomy2011-12-09

The batter is still really runny even after adding the dry ingredients. It's a way for the dough to set and makes the dough pliable. This way you ca give the cookie a good shape instead of having it be runny on the pan and very thin after baking.

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