Chocolate-Cherry Black Forest Cookies

Chocolate-Cherry Black Forest Cookies

Black Forest Cookies: Dark chocolate chunks sweetened with bits of dried cherry makes decadent little treats.

Chocolate-Cherry Black Forest Cookies 

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You may use 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules dissolved in 2 tablespoons hot water

Chocolate-Cherry Black Forest Cookies


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 large egg (lightly beaten)
  • 2 tablespoon strong espresso (see notes)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ounce semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips
  • 2 cup dried cherries (each carefully cut in half with a sharp knife)
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or non-stick foil.

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together in a bowl and set aside.

Melt butter in a microwave-safe medium mixing bowl. Add cocoa and stir until smooth. Stir in the egg, coffee mixture and vanilla. Stir flour mixture into chocolate mixture in 3 or 4 additions until just combined. Fold chocolate chips and cherries into the dough until evenly distributed. Shape into generous 2‑inch balls using a 1‑ounce cookie scoop or 2 tablespoons. 

Roll balls generously in powdered sugar, then arrange on prepared baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake for 12 — 14 minutes or until cookies are cracked, yet still soft, do not over bake.