German Black Forest cake makes a beautiful addition to a holiday table, whether it be Thanksgiving or Christmas. However, not everyone has the time nor the energy to make a full cake. For them, there's the Black Forest cookies for these two holidays.
These German Black Forest cookies for Thanksgiving or Christmas also count as a gluten-free and dairy-free recipe that you can put into your file.
They feature cocoa powder, brown sugar, chocolate chips and maraschino cherries, making them also a nice addition to your list of delicious chocolate desserts as well.
And of course, cookies for Christmas or Thanksgiving should never be served alone. Get some tips for choosing a wine to go with chocolate cookies from Hello Vino to really make these Black Forest cookies snap!
- 2¼ c. almond flour, blanched
- ¼ c. cocoa powder, unsweetened
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp kosher salt
- ½ c. veggie oil
- ½ c. brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs, large
- ¾ c. chocolate chips, semisweet
- 1 c. maraschino cherries, quartered, patted dry
- Heat the oven to 350.
- Line cookie sheets with wax or parchment paper.
- Add the baking soda, almond flour, cocoa powder, and salt to a large mixing bowl.
- In a separate bowl, whisk brown sugar, eggs, oil and vanilla.
- Add the wet and dry ingredients together for the German Black Forest cookies recipe.
- Add in the chocolate chips and the cherries, stirring them thoroughly into the mixture.
- Spoon the dough onto the baking sheet, spacing them about 2-inches apart. A small ice cream scoot works well for this, although you can use a teaspoon.
- Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes. They should be firm.
- Allow them to cool for 5 minutes before removing them from the cookie sheets. Let them finish cooling on wire racks.
- Makes 2½ doz.
- Or try Black Forest Whoopee cookies. The recipe's at the top in the video!