I would not recommend this recipe. The cookies turned out pretty, but dense and unappealing in texture. Imagine the driest, most boring brownie ever. The cocoa flavor is very intense and overwhelms the filling. The filling tastes fine, and I added a great deal extra cassis in the hopes that it'll moisten the filled cookies a bit. Also, the batter was goopy and very difficult to work with. I don't think I'd be able to eat an entire filled pie.