Black Forest Cake Cookies


I’m often searching for new cookie recipes – something that is a bit out of the norm or takes a spin on a new classic. So when a friend told me his favourite cake was Black Forest Cake, I immediately thought to myself…’hmmm. I bet I can make that into a cookie…’. To make these delicious cookies, I altered my favourite recipe for s’more cookies & came up with this…

Preheat oven to 375ºF

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar

Mix sugars and butter until light and fluffy. Approx. 2 minutes

  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs

Beat in eggs and vanilla until well mixed. This usually take another 2 minutes on high speed

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup oreo crumbs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt

Sift in and blend together the flour, oreo crumbs, baking soda and salt

  • 2 cups miniature chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups dehydrated sour cherries (Costco has these – but I used cherries that my parents grew in their orchard)

Blend the chips and cherries until equally mixed throughout the dough. Cover the dough and place in the fridge for one hour.

  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows (use after baking the cookies for 6 mins)
  • 2 Cherry & Almond Hershey bars, roughly chopped (use after baking the cookies for 6 mins)

Once the dough has had a chance to chill, take it out of the fridge and roll the dough into medium sized balls – if you have a cookie scoop, use it at this time. Place the cookies on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper, giving them enough room to spread. Place in oven for 6-7 minutes.

Take out of the oven and gently press in your marshmallows and hershey bar chunks (I did three-four mini marshmallows and 2-4 chunks of hershey bar in each cookie).

After making the cookies into mini black forest cakes, place back into the over for another 2-3 minutes. You also have the option of quickly turning the oven to broil to brown the marshmallows.

Place the cookies on a cooling rack after they have had a chance to cool on the cookie sheet for about 5 minutes. These cookies seem to take a bit extra time to cool off.

Enjoy these tasty little monsters!

Carlene

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