Tuesday, April 13, 2010

German Chocolate Cookies

If you like German Chocolate Cake - these cookies are right up your alley!
German Chocolate Cake has always been a centerpiece in our family.
My Aunt Marilyn makes this phenomenal cake every year for my Dad's birthday -
and he ALWAYS raves about it.
Here is a little taste of heaven Dad.

German Chocolate Cookies:
Frosting -
2 eggs, slightly beaten
10 oz. evaporated milk
1 1/3 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter
1 1/2 t. vanilla
2 c. flaked coconut
1 1/2 c. chopped pecans (walnuts will also work)

Cookie Dough -
1 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
2 1/4 c. flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
1/4 c. flaked coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

For frosting, in a saucepan, combine the egg, milk, sugar and butter. Cook and stir over medium heat for 10-12 minutes or until slightly thickened and mixture reaches 160 degrees. If you don't have a thermometer, this happens after it comes to a roiling boil for about a minute. Stir in vanilla, coconut and pecans. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour, soda and salt. Stir in 2 c. chocolate chips and coconut.
Drop by tablespoon (or the medium Pampered Chef cookie scoop:) - 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 9-11 mins or until lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes on the cookie sheet. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Frost cooled cookies with approx. 2 T. of frosting.

In the microwave, melt the remaining chocolate chips. I put them in a Ziplock bag and microwave them that way - then you can just snip the corner off in order to drizzle the chocolate over the frosted cookies.

Bon Appetit!


  1. Those look so good! That being your favorite cake, cookies can only be the next best thing
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  2. These cookies are awesome!! I have only made them at Christmas, but now I think I need to make some today, just because. :) Thanks for sharing