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Black Forest Cookies

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 12



  • 1 Cup Almond Butter see notes for link to make your own- can be substituted for other nut/seed butters
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon Milk/Cream of Choice for a sweeter cooki replace with extra maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Bicarb Soda
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa
  • 100 grams Chocolate Chips see recipe below
  • 1/2-3/4 Cup dried Cranberries or Cherries

Choc Chips

  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup/Honey
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa



  • Preheat the oven to 175C/350F.
  • Line and grease 2 baking trays.
  • Place all the ingredients (except the cranberries and choc chips) in a mixing bowl and stir until combined.
  • Add the Cranberries (start with 1/2 Cup and add more if desired) and Choc Chips and lightly stir until just combined.
  • Place spoonfuls of cookie dough on the baking trays and flatten slightly into circles using a spoon.
  • Place 6 cookies on each tray (the recipe makes 12 cookies) as the cookies will spread slightly.
  • Bake (1 tray at a time) for 10-14 minutes (the time will vary according to how your oven works. Judge the cookies readiness by the firmness of the bottom of the cookie).
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the tray before serving.

Choc Chips

  • Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan over a very low heat.
  • Stir in the maple syrup and vanilla.
  • Add the cocoa and allow to thicken slightly.
  • Pour the Chocolate into a small lined baking tray and freeze for 1 hour.
  • Remove the Chocolate from the freezer and break into large pieces.Place the pieces in a zip lock freezer bag.
  • Using a rolling pin, hammer, your feet etc bang the bag until the pieces are broken into smaller pieces.Use immediately or refreeze for later use.
  • Alternatively, use a sharp knife and a cutting board to cut the chocolate into small pieces (this is the more grown up way to make Choc-chips).
  • Use immediately or refreeze for later use.