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Sacher Torte Cookies

This cookie recipe will be a hit whether you are making it for your family or for a potluck. Apricot is traditional but you can choose whichever fruit preserves you prefer.—Audrey Thibodeau, Gilbert, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 2-1/2 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup raspberry, strawberry or apricot preserves
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening


  • Preheat oven to 325°. Cream butter and pudding mix until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg. Add flour; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Shape dough into 1-1/4-in. balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Using a wooden spoon handle or your thumb, press a deep indentation in center of each.
  • Bake until set, 15-18 minutes. Cool in pans 2 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Fill each indentation with preserves; cool completely.
  • For glaze, melt chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Drizzle over cookies. Cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 133 calories, 7g fat (5g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 72mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Sue
    Dec 12, 2019

    I have made these cookies for years. They are not a real sweet cookie so they are perfect on your cookie tray for those who don’t prefer a real sweet treat. The raspberry in the center is a nice pop of flavor. They get requested by my family year after year.

  • reciperepresentative
    Dec 31, 2018

    Can't wait to try these. I think I'll fill with a chocolate ganache instead.

  • KristiJo
    Dec 18, 2012

    It's my son's favorite cookie and I even use gluten free flour and sugar free pudding mix:)

  • Kmcl
    Nov 30, 2011

    After reading the previous review, I increased the flavor by substituting 1/4 cup of the flour for 1/4 cup baking cocoa powder. They are real rich tasting. I will make again. Note: Recipe only make about 28 cookies.

  • trcmadera
    Nov 12, 2011

    this cookie was to bland. my grandkids did not like this cookies and they like anything with chocolate. Sorry just was not a very good cookie.