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Aug 162016
 
Black Forest Cookies

Black Forest Cookies

I must have an insanity gene somewhere. It’s often hidden under various guises but at times I see it raising its head. Why else would I take my teen’s favorite favorite favorite cookies and turn them into black forest cookies? I know she likes her chocolate cookies to be left alone! I know because she has told me this on many occasions when I don’t leave chocolate cookies alone. But what can you do against the power of the insanity gene when it threatens to take over?

It took over! The insanity that is. I love black forest cake. She loves black forest cake! And she is going back to school. And Creative cookie exchange is celebrating the end of summer. What better way to say adieu to summer than celebrate cherries. The short season cherries that are here now and gone in a blink. But if it would be celebration after the cookies are baked, I wasn’t sure. But I still went ahead and baked a batch, convincing myself that in case of teen tantrum over cookies, I can always promise to bake her favorite next day.

Black Forest Cookies

These black forest cookies are gooey with delightful maraschino cherries inside. You could add in some cherry liqueur for the real black forest cake flavor but I had to proceed with caution. Making Black forest cookies was entering dangerous enough zone, making a cookie with liqueur which she totally hates was not going to happen. There are only so many things food bribes can solve! So no liquer in mine. I did want to make these with amarena cherries, but I didn’t have any on hand.

Black Forest Cookies

Told you about my insanity gene before? Yah! I went to my Husband’s bar cabinet and “stole” his Italian maraschino cherries for this recipe. For those who don’t know he is the “in house” mixologist. Makes some creative drink and gets the party rocking. Back to my stealing! This recipe and my idea now better work, because I have broken the chocolate code and I have stolen! From my own spouse! What kind of a woman am I!!

What? Are you still here? Reading? You must as bad as I am or you are one of nutty food blogger friends who understand these compulsions 😉

Black Forest Cookies

Anyhoo.. glad to report, they both approved – of the cookies, Not the stealing. I was told to replenish the bar with maraschino cherries again between mouthfuls of cookie chewing. The teen approved the cookies with a little cream Chantilly on the side! Talk about plated desserts!

Summer is almost over, and we have cookies to remember it by! Hint: a lot of these cookies could be made and frozen, to pull out a slice of summer in February!

You can also use us as a great resource for cookie recipes. Be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them here at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:

 

Black Forest Cookies #CreativeCookieExchange

Ingredients

  • 1 C Butter ( 2 sticks)
  • 1 1/4 C Sugar
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 1/2 C Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 1/4 C All Purpose Flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 21/2 C Dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 to 1/2 C Maraschino cherries

Instructions

  1. With a paddle attachment of your stand mixer, combine the butter and sugar first, until light and fluffy. Add in the sugar and mix until fluffy. Add in one of the eggs, blend it in before adding the other. Scrape the sides of the mixer.And mix again.
  2. Add the cocoa powder gradually in two to three batches and combine until well blended.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt and add that to the mixer. Blend until just combined. Do not over stir or over beat.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips and the cherries.
  5. Drop on to cookie sheets lined with parchment paper using a small icecream scoop or a spoon ( about one Tablespoon measure..)
  6. Bake in a pre heated oven at 350* for 10 minutes.

Notes

This recipe makes about 36 to 40 drop cookies. You can make cookies bigger by using a bigger scoop.

I think these cookies need a bit of hand rolling after you drop them for that perfect round shape. So I always roll them after portioning out.

http://dev.spiceroots.com/black-forest-cookies/

  13 Responses to “Black Forest Cookies #CreativeCookieExchange”

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  1. Reading your little story about raiding your husband’s bar supplies for quality cherries was great timing, because I have been thinking of investing in the super expensive cherries they sell for mixing drinks in large grocer stores for my holiday baking. It sounds like your theft totally paid off in delicious cookies, so I am going to go for it too, although I will of course pay for my purchase; gonna use y your recipe too. Yum!

     
  2. These look so fudgy and delicious!

     
  3. These sound really good and sometimes you have to steal someone else’s food to make a great dessert! It happens!

     
  4. I think the insanity gene is pretty common among cooks and bakers. We just can’t leave recipes alone! And I’m glad you didn’t — this looks fabulous. Very creative. And tasty! Thanks so much.

     
  5. Those cookies look totally worth stealing for! Besides i think stealing from spouses isn’t really considered stealing or I d be guilty several times over!

     
  6. Chocolate and Cherries always a great pair! I’m glad things worked out at the end!

     
  7. Oh I am glad your story had a happy ending and that the family approved of these cookies, how could they not?

     
  8. What a cute story and what gorgeous photos! Those Luxardo cherries are quite dear, and very delicious!

     
  9. I’ve never had Blackforest Cookies. These look so decadent!

     
  10. I love your insanity gene because it came up with this delicious looking cookie! I mean how could anyone not like dark chocolate and cherries? Please keep the insanity alive with more recipes. 🙂 Glad the crew approved.

     
  11. My mom was always tinkering with my favorite recipes and I was always crabbing about it. But since she came up with some awesome stuff 90% of the time, I finally just embraced the tinkering. I glad your daughter did too. These cookies look and sound fabulous!

     
  12. A good cookie is worth the borrowing of ingredients and altering a favorite recipe. Your cookies look like a total success.

     

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