German Chocolate Cake Cookies


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These cookies are definitely my all-time favorite dessert recipe. So easy to make and give the impression that you slaved all day long! Cookies are also easier to serve compared to cake!


Chocolate Cookie:

  • 2 sticks of butter, softened
  • 1 c. light brown sugar
  • 1 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 c. 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
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/3 c. sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 c. chopped pecans
  • 1/4 c. mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375*. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla and eggs with a hand mixer.
  3. In a separate medium sized bowl combine the dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and blend until combined.
  4. Drop the dough by tablespoons into the parchment paper and bake for approximately 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on a baking rack.
  5. In a medium saucepan, combine the evaporated milk, sugar, egg yolks, and vanilla over medium heat.
  6. Stir until well incorporated and thicks after about 12 minutes. Add in the pecans and coconut. Beat until thick enough to spread.
  7. Spread the frosting over the cookies, leaving a small portion of cookie exposed on the edges.
  8. Place the chocolate chips in a Ziplock bag and microwave for 30 second intervals until melted. Carefully snip the bottom corner of the bag and drizzle on top of cookies.

Eat, Bork, and Be Merry!


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