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The Black Forest Cookie

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One of my favorite desserts is the German Black Forest Cake. It is the perfect mix of sweet & rich & chocolate & cherry & of course butter... Since I made a batch of boozy whiskey cherries for Christmas I thought it would be the perfect time to transpose my favorite cake into a cookie form. So here is my "Black Forest Cookie".
 
 
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Step 1: The Ingredients...

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The Chocolate Wafers

Ingredients:
  • 2/3 stick unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 1/2 large egg (break an egg into a cup, beat it, use half for this recipe - scramble the rest for breakfast!)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Classic Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), room temperature
  • 1-1/2 - 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • up to 2 tablespoons milk

Step 2: The Cookie Dough...

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  1. In the bowl combine the butter and sugar and mix for 4 minutes on med-high speed, or until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the cocoa powder and mix on low speed until it is well combined. Scrape the inside of the mixing bowl.
  3. Add the egg & vanilla and blend thoroughly; scrape the bowl.
  4. Mix together flour & cinnamon and add this to the batter.
  5. Mix on low speed until the dough just comes together.
  6. Wrap the dough in plastic and chill for 4 hours or overnight. The dough should be firm.
Mariska Botha11 months ago
Yummy, think I will end up eating the icing before I get to making the cookies.
BunnyRoger11 months ago
OOOOHHHHHHH DIVINE!!!!!
Amanda Culbert11 months ago
Oh my soul!!! Yummy....
MAApleton11 months ago
Oh they look so so so so good. And so easy to make.
bajablue1 year ago
Oh my... these do look incredibly delicious! ;-P~
vanweb (author)  bajablue1 year ago
Thank you, they taste great as well :-)