Black Forest Cookies




Introduction: Black Forest Cookies

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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

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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. 

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    6 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

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


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

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

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


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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.