German Chocolate Cake Cookies -a delicious combination of sweet and decadent chocolate cookies and gooey caramel coconut pecan frosting make these cookies as amazing as the cake that they were inspired by.
Prep Time 45minutes
Cook Time 5minutes
Total Time 50minutes
Author The Gracious Wife
1cuplight brown sugar
½cupunsweetened cocoa powder
Coconut Pecan Frosting
3cupsshredded sweet coconut
Optional: 2 ounces baking chocolate for drizzle
German Chocolate Cookies:
In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, and white sugar, until light and fluffy.
Add vanilla and eggs and mix well.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix well.
Scoop rounded tablespoons onto a greased cookie sheet, 2-3 inches apart (these cookies DO spread) and bake at 375° for 5-8 minutes, until edges are set.
Coconut Pecan Frosting:
Mix all ingredients, except coconut and pecans, together in a medium to large saucepan.
Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened, about 12 minutes. Frosting will thicken a tiny bit more after cooling. Remove from heat when frosting has thickened.
Add coconut and pecans. Stir to incorporate. Allow frosting and cookies to fully cool before frosting.
Optional after frosting cookies- Melt baking chocolate in a small bowl in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval, until chocolate is fully melted. Transfer chocolate to a plastic baggy, and cut a small portion of the corner off. Squeeze chocolate gently through the hole to drizzle chocolate over the frosted cookies.