Chocolate Sambuca Cookies

These Chocolate Sambuca Cookies are a must if you love Chocolate Cookies and the taste of Black Licorice.

chocolate sambuca cookies

If you are looking for a good Sambuca Recipe, this Chocolate Sambuca Cookies recipe is for you! Chocolate lovers won’t hate these delicious cookies either!

chocolate sambuca cookies

If you are not familiar with Sambuca, it’s an Italian Anise flavored liqueur that tastes just like Black Licorice. Unfortunately, Sambuca can be a little difficult to find depending on where you live and it’s also on the pricey side.

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Alcohol Warning

Please take into consideration that some of the alcohol in this recipe may not completely burn off and the remains could be of significant concern to recovering alcoholics, parents, and others who have ethical or religious reasons for avoiding alcohol.

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Sambuca Liqueur

Like most cookie recipes, this one is fairly easy to make. The hardest part is melting the chocolate, ensuring you don’t burn it.

Regardless of the method you decide to use to melt the chocolate (stovetop or microwave), make sure you stir the chocolate mixture frequently. As Mary Berry would say “Chocolate melts in a child’s pocket.”

chocolate sambuca cookies

You are probably wondering how these Sambuca Cookies taste. The main flavor is chocolate but you do get a little hint of the Anise or black licorice.

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Nut Allergy Warning

This recipe may contain peanuts or other nuts and seeds as one of its ingredients. Please take the appropriate precautions.

chocolate sambuca cookies

You will need the following ingredients to make this Chocolate Sambuca Cookies recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Unsalted Butter, Semi-Sweet Chocolate Squares, Eggs, Sambuca, White Sugar, Blanched Almonds, All Purpose Flour, Baking Soda and Powdered Sugar.

  1. In a saucepan, melt the chocolate with the butter over low heat, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and let the chocolate mixture cool slightly. Alternatively, you can melt the chocolate in the microwave stirring every 30 seconds.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, Sambuca, and 1/2 cup of white sugar. Stir in the chocolate mixture.
  3. Stir in the ground almonds, all purpose flour and baking soda into the chocolate mixture until just combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and the remaining 1/2 cup of white sugar.
  5. Using a cookie scoop (or floured hands), form the dough into balls. Roll the balls in the sugar mixture. Place the cookie balls about 2 inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 13 minutes. Let the cookies cool slightly on the baking sheet then move to a wire rack to cool completely. The cookies will firm up as they cool.

Printable Recipe Card

Chocolate Sambuca Cookies

Chocolate Sambuca Cookies

These Chocolate Sambuca Cookies are a must if you love Chocolate Cookies and the taste of Black Licorice.
4.46 from 11 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Fridge Time 4 hours
Total Time4 hours 20 minutes
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 137 kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Bowl for Mixing
  • Baking Sheet

Ingredients
 

  • 4 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 12 oz Semi-Sweet Chocolate
  • 3 large Eggs
  • ½ Cup Sambuca
  • 1 Cup White Sugar, divided
  • 1 Cup Blanched Almonds, finely ground
  • Cup All Purpose Flour
  • ¾ Tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ Cup Powdered Sugar

Instructions
 

  • In a saucepan, melt the chocolate with the butter over low heat, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and let the chocolate mixture cool slightly. Alternatively, you can melt the chocolate in the microwave stirring every 30 seconds.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, Sambuca, and 1/2 cup of white sugar. Stir in the chocolate mixture.
  • Stir in the ground almonds, all purpose flour and baking soda into the chocolate mixture until just combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and the remaining 1/2 cup of white sugar.
  • Using a cookie scoop (or floured hands), form the dough into balls. Roll the balls in the sugar mixture. Place the cookie balls about 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12 minutes. Let the cookies cool slightly on the baking sheet then move to a wire rack to cool completely. The cookies will firm up as they cool.

Notes

→ Please take into consideration that some of the alcohol in this recipe may not completely burn off and the remains could be of significant concern to recovering alcoholics, parents, and others who have ethical or religious reasons for avoiding alcohol.
→ This recipe may contain wheat/gluten, milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, and soy. Please take the necessary precautions.

Nutrition

Calories: 137kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 31mgPotassium: 85mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 66IUCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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3 Comments

  1. john says:

    Amazing, simple to make and outstanding.
    Best to refrigerate the dough for a few hours or overnight to make handling it easier.

  2. Judy says:

    One of the best cookies I have ever made. I used 70%+ dark chocolate, high quality chocolate, and it makes a big difference. Baking does not burn off all the Sambuca, which is a treat!

    1. Glad you liked them. One of my favs to make during the Holiday.

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