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
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