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Fudgy Chocolate and Cherry cookies

Black Forest Cookies #CreativeCookieExchange

Chocolate and Cherry cookies that remind you of the Black Forest cake.

Course Cookies, Dessert
Keyword Chocolate And Cherry Cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 36 Cookies

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.

Recipe Notes

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