Black Forest Cookies

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These cookies are delicious!  They are chewy and moist, and the rich chocolate taste is spectacular.  Be careful not to over bake, as at a first glance you may not realize they are done.  (The batter doesn’t really spread like a traditional cookie.)  This recipe yielded 28 cookies.  Enjoy!

Black Forest Cookies:

  • 1  11.5 ounce package milk chocolate morsels*
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 6-ounce package of dried cherries (or Ocean Spray cherry flavored cranberries)

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Delicately melt 3/4 cup of the chocolate over low heat until smooth.  Stir in brown sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla.  Add flour and baking powder, mixing until completely combined.  Carefully stir in the dried cherries and the remaining chocolate morsels.

Drop by spoonful onto a greased and floured cookie sheet.  Bake 12-17 minutes, until firm to the touch.  Cool on cookie sheet for two minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

*I substituted one 3.4 oz bar of Lindt Excellence 70% cocoa intense dark chocolate + 8 oz. semi-sweet morsels.  I think the dark chocolate made these especially rich and delicious.

 

Adapted from recipe by Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.

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