Intro: 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.