Black Forest Sandwich Cookies #CookieWeek

Easy to make Black Forest Sandwich Cookies. These chocolate cookies are stuffed with cherry pie filling and cream. It doesn’t get any better than this!

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Today is day 3 of Cookie Week. I sure hope you’re enjoying it. I had to miss yesterday which was a bummer, but the Cookie Week crew rocked it out. Lots of cookie craziness going on in all our kitchens. I love Cookie Week. I think every week should be Cookie Week. Seriously, it’s amazing.

I made a variation of the cookies I made on Monday. My plan was actually to fill these with a vanilla frosting. But then I changed my mind and decided to try a marshmallow whipped cream. It was good but not quite thick enough for a sandwich cookie. So I ended up using a chocolate frosting. You do what you gotta do some days.

These are amazing cookies. I would suggest making them the day you plan to serve them. If you do them too far ahead they will get too soft from the pie filling. They are for sure a “day of” type of cookie. Which is okay because they won’t last long anyway. Our were gobbled up in mere hours. I mean look at these things, who wouldn’t gobble these up?

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Black Forest Sandwich Cookies

Ingredients

    For the Cookie Portion:
  • 1 and 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 4 ounces finely grated semi sweet chocolate
  • For the Frosting Portion:
  • 6 ounces semi sweet chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 and 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • For the Filling:
  • 1 cup cherry pie filling
  • For the Garnish:
  • 1 ounce grated chocolate, milk or semi sweet

Instructions

    For the Cookie Portion:
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl sift together the flour, baking soda, unsweetened cocoa, and salt. Set aside.
  • In your stand mixer combine the butter and sugar, whisk until fluffy and pale. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract. Beat in half the flour mixture. Add the buttermilk and beat again. Beat in the rest of the flour mixture until everything is well combined. Stir in the chocolate.
  • Use a teaspoon and scoop small balls of batter on the cookie sheets, leaving a gap for a bit of spread. You should be able to get about 36 bits.
  • At this point I highly recommend popping the dough in the freezer for at least 30 minutes, but preferably 60 minutes. If you don't do this the cookies will spread too much and be too flat. You're call though. If you like flat sandwich cookies knock yourself out.
  • Remove the cookie sheets from the freezer and pop them in the oven. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove and allow to cool for about 5 minutes. Then remove them from the cookie sheet and let them cool on wire racks.
  • For the Frosting Portion:
  • In a medium sized saucepan combine the chocolate, butter, brown sugar, and milk. Cook over medium-low heat to let the sugar dissolve. Then allow it to bubble for about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and then add the confectioners' sugar a little at a time. I just whisked mine in. Worked perfectly but you could do it with a stand mixer if you like.
  • Putting it all together:
  • Spread a big dollop of the frosting on the inside of one cookie.
  • Take a spoonful of cherry pie filling and put that on top of the chocolate.
  • Place another cookie on top.
  • Sprinkle some grated chocolate over top of the whole thing.
  • Serve with a big old Black Forest smile!

Notes

Keep in mind the inactive portion of the recipe. The dough needs to set up in the freezer for an hour before going in the oven.

Recipe slightly adapted from the cookbook Whoopie Pies recipe for Chocolate Fudge Brownie Whoopie Pies

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Black Forest Sandwich Cookies | Cravings of a Lunatic | Seriously scrumptious chocolate cookies filled with chocolate frosting and cherries.

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Black Forest Sandwich Cookies | Cravings of a Lunatic | Seriously scrumptious chocolate cookies filled with chocolate frosting and cherries.
Gorgeous right! Nothing like a good cookie! Chock full of chocolate, more chocolate, a little more chocolate and some cherries just for some balance.

Black Forest Sandwich Cookies | Cravings of a Lunatic | Seriously scrumptious chocolate cookies filled with chocolate frosting and cherries.

Honestly these bad boys will be on my Christmas table this year. So good.

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Comments

  1. 1

    UM … whoa!!! I love black forest anything and these cookies are freakin’ brilliant!

  2. 2

    I love chocolate and cherry! I might have to make these for the holidays. I’m sure they would be gobbled up.

  3. 3

    So darn incredible!!! Those glossy cherries just make these cookies!!!

    PS…nobody has asked why I have Dawson’s Creek Season 5 DVD sitting on my bedroom chair :) Cannot wait to deliver it in person!

  4. 4

    These are over-the- top!

  5. 5

    Ahhhh these are literally SO mouth-watering! The kind of sweetness&look my family loves. Have to make these for our next family get-together. Don’t worry: all the credit will go to you! :D

  6. 6

    Gorgeous cookies. The colors are so intense!

  7. 7

    Kim,
    These look delicious! I’d love to have some now.
    Annamaria

  8. 8

    Wow… another amazing sandwich cookie. I can eat a whole can of cherry pie filling. I would eat way too many of these. :)

  9. 9

    Wow do those look good! Those cherries are such a vibrant red. Super stuff – thanks.

  10. 10

    I love anything black forest. Cherries? Cream? Chocolate? Count me in!!! Seriously, these look just crazy messy good. I’m grabbing a napkin and digging in. Need to make these!

  11. 11

    I am pretty sure if I had one of these more of the cherry filling would be on my face than in my belly but don’t worry. That won’t stop me!

  12. 12

    oh, these look really tasty…..I love chocolate cherry anything

  13. 13

    Could you bake the cookies then assemble with the frosting and cherries separately, just before serving? I am thinking that could work?

    • 14
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Absolutely. Pretty much what I did with the second batch I made. Works perfectly. Let me know how you like them. xx

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