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

"this cookie was to bland. my grandkids did not like this cookies and they like anything with chocolate. I thought taste of home test all their recipes? Sorry just was not a very good cookie."

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