Black Friday Black Forest Cookies

by danielle on November 23, 2012

Happy Friday! Hope everyone in the US had a fabulous Thanksgiving yesterday! Seeing as today is known as black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year, I thought I’d give you a black forest recipe in honor! I will be working at the mall today and will hopefully make it out in one piece, but if you’re not out shopping try out these cookies! I gave you Paleo and Gluten Free Options for them! Enjoy!

gluten free black forest cookies

Black Friday Black Forest Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbs. cocoa powder
  • 2 tbs. coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup almond flour or if you’re not Paleo you can use Sorghum flour your choice!
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot flour
  • 2 tbs. coconut sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbs. melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup cherry juice (I used Cheribundi)
  • 1/2 cup enjoy life mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4-1/2 cup black cherry fruit spread (should be just cherries and fruit pectin, no added sugar!)

Directions: 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine all your flours, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, baking powder and xanthan gum.
  3. Add in your eggs, coconut oil and 1/2 cup of cherry juice mixing well.
  4. Lastly fold in 1/4 cup of chocolate chips. Reserve the remaining for later.
  5. Drop cookies on a greased cookie sheet in 1/2 rounded tablespoon.
  6. Bake for 12 minutes.
  7. After 12 minutes remove your cookies from the oven and the back of a spoon to make an impression in the middle of each cookie.
  8. Put your cookies back into the oven 3-4 minutes longer.
  9. While still warm scoop a teaspoon of fruit spread onto the top of each cookie.
  10. Once your cookies have cooled melt your remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips and use extra cherry juice to thin the mixture.
  11. Drizzle your chocolate mixture over your cookies, let harden and enjoy!

Makes 12 cookies.

gluten free black forest cookies

gluten free cookies

Any Black Friday traditions in your family??! Favorite store to shop in?! 

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Lucie November 23, 2012 at 11:59 am

Another great recipe! What do you recommend as a replacement if there is no coconut flour or almond flour? We only do have an ordinary flour choice here…..

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danielle November 23, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Hmm…try an all purpose gluten free flour if you have it. That should work!

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Lauren November 23, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Oh my, these look great! No real Black Friday traditions here. We have become “online” shoppers which is definitely more enjoyable. The crowds are just not my thing and I’ve found you can find almost the exact same deals online. Hope you have a great weekend!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 23, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Ooh yum! That’s such a cool idea to use cherry juice in these.

Black Friday has only recently started to become more popular here in Canada, so I usually don’t do anything for it. I have class all day anyways, so no shopping for me. :P

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danielle November 23, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Thanks Chelsea! Black Friday is so crazy! I try to avoid shopping then at all costs!

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 23, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Mmm black forest – definitely one of my favorite cakes. Good luck surviving the shopping madness today! We don’t really have Black Friday up here in Canada, so no traditions for me. We do have something similar the day after Christmas, but the stores get so crazy that I just hide out at home.

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danielle November 23, 2012 at 5:38 pm

I don’t blame you! It’s crazy the day after Christmas and I hide out too!

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Kierston November 23, 2012 at 3:04 pm

What an interesting concept for a cookie! They look yummy!

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danielle November 23, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Thanks Kierston!

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Michelle @ Eat Move Balance November 23, 2012 at 3:25 pm

This is such a creative idea for cookies! They look so good, too!

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danielle November 23, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Thank you Michelle

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Lisa November 23, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Yum, another fantastic recipe! Question can you sub arrowroot with any other gluten free flour, or is it necessary. I just see a lot of recipes call for it, but with no substitution ha. I’m kind of clueless on gluten free baking clearly. Hope you had a superb Thanksgiving celebration!!!

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danielle November 23, 2012 at 5:39 pm

The arrowroot is a bit more starchy to balance out the texture of the gluten free powder. I would swap out extra almond flour for it. Try to keep the coconut flour where it is thought cause it will dry out the cookies! Try the extra almond meal :)

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julie November 23, 2012 at 5:57 pm

OMGGGGGG these look so good! i love the addition of cherry juice too! i’ve never had it but i bet it adds that extra zing to the cookies :) bookmarking these babies!

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danielle November 24, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Thanks Julie!

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Pavement Runner November 23, 2012 at 9:22 pm

NOM NOM NOM NOM

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danielle November 24, 2012 at 2:19 pm
Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl November 24, 2012 at 1:31 am

WOW. That is all I have to say about those cookies!

When I go Black Friday shopping I usually stop by Kohl’s, Target, and the mall. Generally I only stop by Wal-Mart if they have amazing deals because it gets CRAZY!!

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danielle November 24, 2012 at 2:19 pm

It’s crazy anywhere but if I were to venture anywhere Target would definitely be on my list!

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Jess @ JessieBearWhatWillYouWear November 24, 2012 at 8:56 pm

these look downright heavenly.

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danielle November 24, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Thanks Jess!

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