German Chocolate Cake Cookies

3
Gaia Cisto

By
@GiCi

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

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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
  • pinch
    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

How to Make German Chocolate Cake Cookies

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.

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About German Chocolate Cake Cookies

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: German



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