Black Forest Cookies

Leslie Speed Dutton

By
@leslieann1968

If you like Black Forest cake, you will LOVE these cookies. They are perfect for chocolate lovers, too. They make the perfect addition to any Christmas cookie spread.


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Serves:

4 dozen

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 c
unsalted butter (1 stick)
1 c
sugar
1 large
egg
1 3/4 c
all purpose flour
1/3 c
cocoa powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
baking soda
3 Tbsp
kirsch (cherry brandy)*
1 c
dried tart cherries
1/4 c
powdered sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350°F.
2
Cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg. Whisk together flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda. Stir flour mixture into creamed butter mixture along with cherry brandy. Mix until well blended. Stir in dried cherries.
3
Shape dough into 1-inch balls (2-teaspoon sized cookie scoop or rounded teaspoon amounts). Roll balls in powdered sugar and place 2-inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheets.
4
Bake 15 minutes or until tops feel firm when touched.
5
Transfer cookies to wire racks; let cool. Store in airtight container.
6
Note: *Kirsch can be substituted with 1 teaspoon of almond extract plus 2 Tablespoons of water.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #chocolate, #Cherri's