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black forest chocolate chip cookies

(6 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Cheri Echard
Prescott, AZ

I developed these sophisticated cookies for my son, who loves chocolate and cherries. These shipped well while he was in Afghanistan. These are chocolate, chocolate chip cookies with pecans and dried cherries. Super yummy and not too sweet, better than chocolate-covered cherries or Black Forest cake!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Bite into these cookies and you instantly taste the intense chocolate flavor. They melt in your mouth and really remind us of a Black Forest dessert. The cookie is buttery and chocolaty. The rich chocolate is the perfect combination with the sweet dried cherry. This recipe makes a lot of cookies - perfect for a crowd or even gift-giving.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(6 ratings)
yield 5 dozen cookies
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For black forest chocolate chip cookies

  • 2 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    Hersheys special dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    butter, softened (2 sticks)
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp
    real vanilla extract
  • 2
  • 1 pkg
    Hershey's special dark chocolate chips, 12 oz.
  • 1 c
    pecans or walnuts, chopped
  • 1 c
    dried cherries, Kirkland brand if you can get them, they are the juciest

How To Make black forest chocolate chip cookies

  • Whisking together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
    Preheat oven to 375 F. In a large bowl, stir together well, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. (You can sift if you like to mix cocoa more easily, but stirring works.)
  • Creaming together butter, sugars, and vanilla.
    In medium bowl cream butter, sugars and vanilla until creamy.
  • Adding eggs to the batter.
    Add eggs, beat well.
  • Gradually adding the flour.
    Gradually add flour mixture, beating well.
  • Adding chocolate chips, nuts, and cherries.
    Stir in chocolate chips, nuts, and cherries.
  • Scooping dough onto a cookie sheet.
    Drop by rounded teaspoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Cookies baking in the oven.
    Bake 10-12 minutes until tops are lightly set. (Time can vary depending on where you live.) Note: Underbake by a minute or two if you are shipping, and they will stay moist and chewy longer.
  • Black Forest Chocolate Chip Cookies on a wire rack.
    Cool slightly. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.