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Black Forest Sandwich Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
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!
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black forest sandwich cookies, chocolate sandwich cookies
Servings: 12
Calories: 535 kcal
Author: Kim Beaulieu
For the Cookie Portion:
  • 1.25 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg (beaten)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 4 ounces finely grated semi sweet chocolate
For the Frosting Portion:
  • 6 ounces semi sweet chocolate (broken into pieces)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1.5 cups confectioners' sugar (sifted)
For the Filling:
  • 1 cup cherry pie filling
For the Garnish:
  • 1 ounce grated milk chocolate
For the Cookie Portion:
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl sift together the flour, baking soda, unsweetened cocoa, and salt. Set aside.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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:
  1. 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:
  1. Spread a big dollop of the frosting on the inside of one cookie.
  2. Take a spoonful of cherry pie filling and put that on top of the chocolate.
  3. Place another cookie on top.
  4. Sprinkle some grated chocolate over top of the whole thing.
  5. Serve with a big old Black Forest smile!
Recipe 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


Nutrition Facts
Black Forest Sandwich Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 535 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 210mg9%
Potassium 300mg9%
Carbohydrates 83g28%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 53g59%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 505IU10%
Vitamin C 1.9mg2%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.