Black Forest Crinkle Cookies

If somebody walked up to you on the street and all they said was “Black Forest”, what would you think they were talking about?
Possibly the Black Forest in Germany or Black Forest Cake….
Black Forest  Black Forest Cake

Personally, I think of the cake! Nom, Nom Nom!
Black Forest is one of my absolute favorite kinds of cake!
So, while talking to my friend Kelly the other day, she decided to tell me about this wonderful creation….Black Forest Cookies.
I was already in love, one of my favorite kinds of cake and cookies, how could it get any better? It can’t.
So, this week I started my journey to making the Black Forest Cookies and eating some dried cherries along the way!

This recipe calls for TWELVE ingredients!
TWO more ingredients from last week means this now holds the top place for most ingredients! WOO HOO!

  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 stick of butter (melted)
  • 2/3 cup of regular unsweetened cocoa powder (NOT DUTCH PROCESSED)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of Coffee or Keurig Coffee (*If using instant coffee, make it 2 teaspoons of coffee to 4 tablespoons of hot water)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup of dried tart cherries
  • Powdered Sugar


Steps to making Black Forest Crinkle Cookies

1) In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
Ingredients in BowlWhisking Ingredients

2) Put the 1 stick of butter and place in microwave until melted.
Butter in BowlMelted Butter

3) While the butter is in the microwave, prepare the coffee.
Keurig Coffee

4) Once both the butter & coffee is prepared, take another large bowl and whisk in one of the following ingredients in at a time:
>Butter, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Eggs, Coffee, Vanilla Extract
Whisking Ingredients in Bowl 2Whisked Ingredients

5) After the chocolate mixture is fully mixed, add it to the flour mixture and whisk until fully combined.
Adding Chocolate Mixture to Flour MixtureCookie Dough

6) Now is the time to take a break and preheat your oven to 350°F.

7) While the oven is preheating, fold in the semi-sweet chocolate chips and the dried tart cherries.
Folding in Chocolate Chips & CherriesFolding in Cherries & Chocolate Chips

8) Take out a cookie sheet and line with parchment paper. (I always leave a little extra, but feel free to cut the parchment paper to better fit the cookie sheet.)
Cookie SheetCookie Sheet with Parchment Paper

9) After preparing the cookie sheet, take out another bowl or pot and put some powdered sugar in.
Powdered Sugar

9) Roll the dough into roughly 2″ balls and roll in the powdered sugar.
Rolling Dough in Powdered Sugar

10) After fully coating the balls, place on the parchment lined cookie sheet.
BallsCookies on Cookie Sheet

11) Place in the oven for 12-14 minutes. (I always go for about 13 minutes.)

12) TA-DA! Black Forest Crinkle Cookies 🙂 NOM NOM NOM.
CookiesCookies 2

*If you would like to learn more about the “real” black forest, please go to the link below.


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