Black Forest Cookies

Black Forest Cookies
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1 11.5-ounce package milk chocolate morsels, divided
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 Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries Cherry Juice Infused
1 cup pecans or walnuts, coarsely chopped


Preheat oven to 350ยบ F.

Pour 3/4 cup morsels into an uncovered large microwave-safe bowl. Set remaining morsels aside. Microwave morsels for 2 minutes on high. Stir until chocolate is smooth.

Stir in brown sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla. Add flour and baking powder, mixing until thoroughly combined. Stir in remaining morsels, cherry flavor dried cranberries and pecans.

Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes or until cookies are puffed and set to the touch. For a firmer cookie bake for 14 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.


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Beautiful and Delicious for the Holidays!

laurfromthegrove from Le Grand, CA

I made these for my child relatives during their holiday school recital. My nephews and their parents enjoyed them. Of course I did try them myself, just to be sure. Luckily, these make enough that you can be generous with your gift and keep 4 or 6 for yourself. I rolled up the dough, chilled it, and sliced it with a knife to portion the cookies. They didn't expand too much, so I would only roll the dough as small as you want the cookies to be. I think mine were about 1.3 inches in diameter. They really are beautiful and the cranberries infused in cherry juice make them holiday relevant. The cherry juice makes a difference and brightens the flavor: more tart and more sweet, too.

Need more flour

First sheets the cookies spread too much and were flat. Added flour and they were better, but all stuck to the pan, even greased. I think a tsp of salt added would make them better.

Excellent cookies

These cookies are easy enough for a novice baker to make successfully. They are moist, chewy and delicious. My family always asks for "2 batches please Mom".


I made these for my husband's coworker's last year. For a twist, I drizzled with melted chocolate. They were gone in minutes and were at the top of the request list for this year!

Question: Sorry, I know this is for rating.

Will these cookies freeze well? I can only make them at this time, if they can be frozen. They sound great.

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