It’s that moment we’ve all been waiting for…a new cookie recipe! Took me long enough, I know, but life has been surprisingly busy lately (I wonder why). But last night the urge to bake hit me and out came something delicious. And, applesauce-ified.
This recipe is based on the Joy of Cooking’s chocolate chip cookie recipe, modified to be a bit healthier and, of course, the addition of cocoa and cherries.
Black Forest Cookies
- 1 c plus 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
Beat in a large bowl until well blended:
- 1/4 c unsalted butter
- 1/2 c packed brown sugar
Add and beat until well combined:
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce
Stir in the flour mixture until well blended and smooth, then stir in:
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 c chocolate chips
Grease a cookie sheet and drop the dough by heaping spoonfuls about 2 inches apart.
Now take out an equivalent number of maraschino cherries (my batch made 19 cookies) and squeeze them between some paper towel to get the excess liquid out. Push one cherry into the center of each cookie.
Bake for about 10 minutes at 375°F, until cookies spring back when poked OR a toothpick inserted comes out clean (except for chocolate chips, of course).
So, how were they? Extremely tasty! They have that same cake-y texture as most of the applesauce substitute cookies I have tried, but don’t seem to have that baking soda flavour. The dough itself is not very sweet, but the cookies (and cherries) definitely make up for it.
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