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German Chocolate Cake Cookies

German Chocolate Cake Cookies – Soft, chewy chocolate cookies with a rich caramel, coconut, pecan frosting – these won’t last long on the cookie plate.

These German Chocolate Cake cookies are a delicious household staple. They make a perfect snack year round, but are an especially great gift during the holidays! They’re a great addition to any dessert table, but won’t last long as they’re deliciously addictive!

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Today I am featuring one of the best cookies you will ever eat, ever!  A cookie that will become so addictive you will make them in large quantities and freeze them just to be able to have them for a week or two at a time.

Making one of the traditional cakes, German Chocolate cake into a a cookie was one of the best recipes I have ever made. How can you really go wrong with caramel, pecans and chocolate?

My favorite thing about this recipe is that everything is from scratch. This chocolate cookie is so chewy and moist making it the best platform for the frosting. Bake them today, as they are hands down amazing, delicious, unbelievable , out of this world and the best cookie ever, as quoted by my friends and family that tried them.

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If you are looking for an easy German Chocolate Cake recipe – I have a No Bake German Chocolate Cheesecake that is to die for. But honestly either one of these recipes you will love! You can even bake up a batch of these German Chocolate Cake Donut Holes for breakfast.

Looking for some other German Chocolate Cake inspired recipes? Check out a few of my other favorites, but seriously nothing beat my German Chocolate Cake Cookies. Okay well maybe my Best Ever German Chocolate Cake – I will have to bake them both and try them simultaneously and let you know.

Low Carb German Chocolate Cake Truffles sound like a dream, especially for those watching carbs. German Chocolate Brownie Pie – to..die..for. And for spring time we make this German Chocolate Carrot Cake, our Easter Day tradition.

And for Christmas well besides these German Chocolate Cake Cookies, you may also want to try the German Chocolate Cake Cheeseball recipe, yum!

What brings me the most joy when making this cookie, is my husband. He loves these, had I made these when we were dating I think we would have gotten married even earlier, he loves them so much it would have created an instant proposal. Instead I had to wait {but only 9 months, lol}.

Want to make this for someone special add a heart with colored red or pink melting chocolate – I did that for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy!!! XOXO San

My favorite kitchen items I used to make these GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE COOKIES.

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Sheet Pan: I love using a larger sheet pan while cooking because I am feeding my family of seven. I love aluminium for when I do sheet pan meals. I would start with this 13 by 18 half sheet pan. I love these pans so much that I have 9!

Kitchen Aid Mixer: I love my Kitchenaid mixer and use it almost daily. For cookies, breads, sauces, frostings and dough – I find many recipes that I can use my Kitchen Aid to reduce prep time. I have two that I couldn’t live without.

OR

Hand Mixer: I love these for small batches or quick and easy recipes that don’t require a lot of ingredients. I love that you can have so many color options now, I love personally love teal.

Mixing Bowls: I love having a variety of sizes of mixing bowls. From small to large, I find that having at least 3 bowls of different sizes has been essential in my kitchen. I prefer Pyrex because of the durability.

Looking for some other German Chocolate ideas? Check out some of my favorites: German Chocolate Cake Cookie Bars, German Chocolate Cake Donut Holes, German Chocolate Cupcakes, German Chocolate Upside Down Pumpkin Pie

Check out how easy these German Chocolate Cake Cookies are to make!

How do you make cake cookies?

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, 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.

To make the 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.

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 chocolate and candy coating.

Enjoy!

How do you store cake cookies?

Store in an airtight container at room temperature, the cookies will last about one week.

Freeze in an airtight freezer bag to extend the life of the cookies to one to two months.

To keep your cookies soft and chewy, you can also place a quarter slice of bread (per dozen) into the container.

The cookies will absorb moisture from the bread, keeping them soft longer.

White bread is best, as it won’t transfer its own flavors to the cookies.

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German Chocolate Cake Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins

Cook Time
20 mins

Total Time
35 mins

German Chocolate Cake Cookies – Soft, chewy chocolate cookies with a rich caramel, coconut, pecan frosting – these won’t last long on the cookie plate.

Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 176 kcal
Author: Sandra

Ingredients
CHOCOLATE COOKIES
  • 2
    sticks butter
    softened
  • 1
    cup
    light brown sugar
  • 1
    cup
    granulated sugar
  • 2
    teaspoons
    vanilla extract
  • 2
    large eggs
    beaten
  • 2 1/4
    cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2
    cup
    unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1
    teaspoon
    baking soda
  • Pinch
    salt
GERMAN CHOCOLATE FROSTING
  • 1
    cup
    evaporated milk
  • 1
    cup
    sugar
  • 3
    egg yolks
  • ½
    cup
    butter
  • 1
    teaspoon
    vanilla
  • 1 1/3
    cup
    sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1
    cup
    chopped pecans
  • Optional: ¼ cup chocolate candy coating
    melted for drizzle

Instructions
CHOCOLATE COOKIES
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
GERMAN CHOCOLATE FROSTING
  1. Add evaporated milk, sugar, egg yolks, butter and vanilla to a large pan and place on stovetop over medium heat.
  2. 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.
  3. Once thickened remove from heat and add coconut and pecans. Beat until thick enough to spread.
  4. Spread frosting over the tops of cooled cookies.
  5. Optional: Drizzle with melted candy coating and let set up. Top with white chocolate heart. See note.
  6. Note: I melted some pink chocolate candy coating, put it into a Ziplock lunch baggie, snipped off a small corner. Then on some wax paper drew hearts with the chocolate. I let them harden, then gently placed them on top of the cookies. A great decoration for upcoming Valentine’s Day.

Recipe Notes

Chocolate Cookie adapted from Sunny on Food Network Frosting adapted from Chef in Training

Nutrition Facts
German Chocolate Cake Cookies

Amount Per Serving (36 g)

Calories 176
Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
11%
Saturated Fat 3g
15%
Cholesterol 34mg
11%
Sodium 75mg
3%
Potassium 84mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 26g
9%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 19g
Protein 2g
4%
Vitamin A
2.6%
Vitamin C
0.2%
Calcium
3.3%
Iron
4.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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