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Black Forest Cookies

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Black Forest Cookies
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 20
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Black Forest Cookies

Do you like black forest cake? Then these cookies are for you. Perfect for the Christmas cookie platter or any time you need a chocolate-cherry fix.

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
1
egg
1/2
cup butter, softened
1/2
can cherry pie filling, syrup drained off
1 1/2
cups heavy whipping cream
1
tablespoon sugar
Chocolate sprinkles, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 350°F. Blend cake mix, egg and softened butter in a stand mixer or food processor until a thick, fudge-like dough forms.
  • 2 Scoop dough into 20 balls that are about 1 inch in diameter. Place on a greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Flatten cookies slightly with the bottom of a glass. Then, using your thumb or the tip of a spoon, make a shallow indentation in the center of each cookie. Place a single cherry from the pie filling in each indentation
  • 3 Bake 8-10 minutes, until set. Remove from oven and allow to cool on the cookie sheet for a minute, then remove the cookies to a rack to cool completely.
  • 4 Beat or whisk whipping cream and sugar in a mixing bowl until stiff peaks form. Using a pastry bag fitted with a star tip, decorate each cookie with whipped cream and finish with chocolate sprinkles (if desired).
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Pssst – chocolate-cherry fans, check out this easy way to make Black Forest Cookies!

As prepared by tbspSusan,

These chewy chocolate-cherry cookies have a couple of shortcut weapons: Chocolate fudge cake mix and cherry pie filling. The rest of the ingredients are right out of the cupboard. 

Easy, pretty and quick. Gotta love it.

Let’s do this!

 

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Cookies first: Cake mix, butter and egg.

 

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Mix that trio together until it’s all fudge-like. See where I’m going?

 

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Scoop the chocolate batter into 20 one-inch balls. Put ‘em on a lightly greased baking sheet, then flatten them a bit with the bottom of a glass.

 

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Make an indent in the center.

 

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Top each with a single cherry from the pie filling.

Bake them about 8 minutes or so, let them cool a bit on the cookie sheet, then remove them to a rack to finish cooling completely.

Decorate with whipped cream and finish with chocolate sprinkles, if desired.
 

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