Black Forest Chocolate Cherry Cookies

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One bite of these amazing Black Forest Chocolate Cherry Cookies and you will have a new favorite cookie. These delicious chewy cookies have all of the flavors of the classic Blac Forest Cake in a decadent cookie.

If you love Black forest flavors, you have to try Easy Black Forest Brownies and Black Forest Cherry Cake.

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These Black Forest Chocolate Cherry Cookies are rich and delicious. These chewy, soft cookies are a great combination of a chocolate cookie that has sweet cherries and chocolate chips in the batter. For anyone who loves the classic black forest cake flavors, these cookies are a must try.

How do I Store These Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies?

Once these chocolate covered cherry cookies have cooled, you want to move them to an airtight container or freezer bag. This will prevent the cookies from getting stale and will help them last the longest. Store the cookies at room temperature for about a week. You can also freeze these cookies if you do not think you will finish them all before they go bad.

Can These Black Forest Cookies be Gluten Free?

If you want to make Black Forrest cookies gluten free, you can substitute your favorite gluten free flour. You want to use a flour that offers a 1 to 1 conversion in order to not have to figure out the changes that to make this recipe work.

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Ingredients for Black Forest Cookies

  • Unsalted butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • All purpose flour
  • Cocoa powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips

How to Make Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Using a mixer, beat together the butter and brown sugar.

butter and brown sugar in a bowl

Add in the egg and vanilla and beat well.

In a separate bowl, mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.

Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix together by hand. The batter will be thick.

Chop the drained cherries. Pat them dry to remove as much liquid as possible.

Fold in the cherries and chocolate chips.

Use a cookie scoop to scoop the cookie dough balls onto a silicone lined baking sheet.

Press more maraschino cherry pieces and chocolate chips all around the outside of the dough balls.

Chocolate Cherry Cookies on a cookie sheet

Bake the cookies for 13-15 minutes.

Allow the cookies to cool to the touch on the baking sheet (about 15 minutes) then move them to a cooling rack.

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Black Forest Cookies

You are going to love these Black Forest Cookies. They have all of the flavors that you know and love about a Black Forest Cake; chocolate and cherries, packed into a yummy cookie.
Servings: 24
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 11 minutes


  • 1 17.5 oz bag chocolate chip cookie mix
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup dried cherries, chopped
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350º F. and line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cookie mix and cocoa powder until combined.
  • Using a hand or stand mixer, beat in the large eggs and butter until a thick but soft dough forms. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl with a spatula as necessary to combine all ingredients evenly.
  • Fold the dried cherries, white chocolate chips and semi-sweet chocolate chips into the dough.
  • Use a 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop out the dough and roll into balls.
  • Place the cookie balls evenly across the cookie sheet, about 1-2 inches apart from each other and the sides.
  • Bake for 8-11 minutes or until the edges are set and the middle no longer looks wet.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before moving to a rack to cool completely or serving warm.

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Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 324IU | Vitamin C: 0.03mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg


Black Forest Cherry Cookies

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