Black Forest Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cheri Echard


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. Then, you get a surprise crunchy nut or sweet cherry. These are delicious! The Test Kitchen


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  • 2 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    hersheys special dark cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp
    real vanilla extract
  • 2
  • 1 pkg
    12 oz. hershey's special dark chocolate chips
  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 375' F.
  2. In 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)
  3. In med. bowl cream butter, sugars and vanilla until creamy. Add eggs, beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. Stir in chocolate chips, nuts and cherries.
  4. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes, until tops are lightly set.(time can vary depending on where you live) Cool slightly, remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. approx. 5 dozen delightful cookies. Note: Underbake by a minute or two if you are shipping, and they will stay moist and chewy longer :)

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About Black Forest Chocolate Chip Cookies

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #nuts, #chips, #cherries

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