Sacher Torte Cookies Recipe
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Sacher Torte Cookies Recipe

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This cookie recipe will be a hit whether you are making it for your family or for a potluck. You can choose whichever fruit preserves you prefer.—Audrey Thibodeau, Gilbert, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 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
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 263 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 245mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and pudding mix until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Gradually add flour and mix well. Shape dough into 1-1/4-in. balls; roll in sugar.
  2. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in the center of each ball.
  3. Bake at 325° for 15-18 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Fill indentations with preserves.
  4. For glaze, in a microwave, melt chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Drizzle over cookies. Cool completely. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Sacher Torte Cookies in Reminisce Extra February 1994, p45

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KristiJo User ID: 887218 17323
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

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

Kmcl User ID: 4202589 72203
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1761590 17321
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2011 Edited Jan. 31, 2017

"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."

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