german chocolate cookies

German Chocolate Cookies

A chewy chocolate cookie, with a creamy, caramel/coconut/pecan frosting, topped with more chocolate. Reminiscent of a traditional German Chocolate Cake – but in cookie form! 
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Author: Kylee Cooks

Ingredients

Chocolate Cookie

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch salt

German Chocolate Frosting

  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 1/4 cup chocolate candy coating, melted OPTIONAL

Instructions

Chocolate Cookie

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a stand mixer, combine the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla and eggs.
  • In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture, half a cup at a time into the butter mixture and blend until combined.
  • Use a small cookie scoop, and drop dough onto the prepared baking sheets, 12 cookies per sheet, and bake 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Cool on a baking rack (don't frost while warm!

German Chocolate Frosting

  • In a large saucepan, combine evaporated milk, sugar, egg yolks, butter and vanilla and heat over medium.
  • Continuously stir until thickened (around 11-12 minutes)
  • Once thickened remove from heat and add coconut and pecans. Beat with a wooden spoon until thick enough to spread.
  • Spread frosting over the tops of cooled cookies.
  • Drizzle with melted candy coating and let set up in the fridge.
  • Devour.
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