Monday, June 29, 2009

Black Forest Cookies

I love Black Forest Cake! I keep meaning to make it again but there are so many other recipes that get in the way. Then the title of this recipe caught my eye. The cookie version of Black Forest, who could resist that? And they are delicious. And, I dare say, easier to make than the cake!

Black Forest Cookies

1 pkg. semi sweet chocolate morsels, divided
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup dried cherries
1 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour 3/4 cup semi sweet morsels into a small bowl and melt in microwave for 1 minute, stirring as needed.

In a large bowl, beat brown sugar, eggs, butter and vanilla until blended. Add melted chocolate. Blend flour and baking powder together then add to chocolate mixture. Stir in cherries, the remaining semi sweet morsels and the nuts until just blended.

Drop by teaspoonfuls on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove and cool on a baking rack. Makes approx. 2 dozen.

“It may be the way the cookie crumbles on Madison Avenue, but in Hong Kong it's the way the egg rolls.”
-Robert Orben, American humorist


ksr said...

Can't try all your recipes because i have no self control regarding chocolate. and i am not kidding. however, i can drool from afar...

sweetflutterbys3 said...

Hehe! I hear you on that one. The cookies are calling me right now from my kitchen!

CountryDew said...

I can smell them from here!

Grace said...

black forest cake is a favorite of mine too--the chocolate and cherry combination is an unexpected delight! these cookies are perfect for times when i just don't want to break out the cake pans...which is usually the case. :)

sweetflutterbys3 said...

So true!