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Black Forest Cookies

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Course: cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cherry cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 64kcal
Author: Jill


  • 1/2 Stick unsalted butter softened (1/4 cup)
  • 3/4 C Brown sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 TSP Vanilla extract
  • 1 & 1/3 C All purpose flour
  • 1/4 C Cocoa powder
  • 1/2 TSP Baking soda
  • 1/4 TSP Salt
  • 1/2 C Drained & finely chopped maraschino cherries plus extra for garnish
  • 3/4 C Semi-sweet chocolate chips plus extra for garnish

To top the cookies:

  • additional chopped maraschino cherries and chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  • In a mixing bowl beat the butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer for 1 minute, or until combined.
  • Add in the egg and vanilla extract, beat again.
  • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mixing by hand with a spatula.
  • The batter will be thick.
  • Drain and finely chop the maraschino cherries.
  • Be sure to pat the cherries to absorb as much excess liquid as possible.
  • Add in the chopped cherries and chocolate chips, mixing with a spatula until combined.
  • Use a cookie scoop to drop dough balls onto a silicone lined baking sheet.
  • Press additional maraschino cherry pieces and chocolate chips all around the outside of the dough balls.
  • Bake 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.


Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg