German Chocolate Cake Cookies

Gaia Cisto

By
@GiCi

This is my husband's favorite cookie on the planet!


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Serves:

3 dozen

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

THE CHOCOLATE COOKIE

2 stick
butter, softened
1 c
light brown sugar, packed
1 c
granulated sugar
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
2 large
eggs, beaten
2 1/4 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp
baking soda
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salt

GERMAN CHOCOLATE FROSTING

1 c
evaporated milk
1 c
sugar
3
egg yolks
1+ stick
butter
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 1/3 c
sweetened shredded coconut
1 c
chopped pecans
1/4 c
chocolate, melted for drizzle

Directions Step-By-Step

1
FOR THE COOKIES

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a stand mixer or large bowl using a hand mixer, blend the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla and eggs. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture into the butter mixture and blend until combined.

Drop the dough by tablespoonful onto the prepared baking sheets, 12 cookies per sheet, and bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on a baking rack.
2
German Chocolate Frosting

Add evaporated milk, sugar, egg yolks, butter and vanilla to a large pan and place on stovetop over medium heat.

Stir so that it becomes well combined. Continue stirring until thickened, this takes approximately 11-12 minutes. I set my time for 11 minutes and 30 seconds, this seems to work every time.

Once thickened remove from heat and add coconut and pecans. Beat until thick enough to spread.

Spread frosting over the tops of cooled cookies.

Optional: Drizzle with melted candy coating and let set up. Top with white chocolate heart.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: German