Black Forest Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Cheri Echard

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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!

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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. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 6 votes

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Serves:
5 dozen cookies
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    Hersheys special dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 c
    butter, softened (2 sticks)
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp
    real vanilla extract
  • 2
    eggs
  • 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

Step-by-Step

  1. 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.)
  2. In medium bowl cream butter, sugars and vanilla until creamy.
  3. Add eggs, beat well.
  4. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips, nuts, and cherries.
  6. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. 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.
  8. Cool slightly. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

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About Black Forest Chocolate Chip Cookies

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American



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