Introduction: German Chocolate Cake Cookies

Over at our cooking blog BS' In The Kitchen, we like to try and reinvent traditional recipes from time to time, creating something new and delicious. This recipes is on of those creations:

I'm sure many of you guys have tried the traditional German Chocolate Cake (and hopefully enjoyed it!). But I'm sure many of you have NOT tried these German Chocolate Cake COOKIES! In this recipe, we put a twist on a traditional recipe, transforming it into delicious bite-sized goodies!

Step 1: Ingredients

The Cookie

    1/2 cup + 2 tbsp Butter
    1 cup White Sugar
    1 Egg
    1 tsp Vanilla Extract
    1 cup Flour
    6 tbsp Cocoa
    1/2 tsp Baking Powder
    1/4 tsp Salt
    1/2 cup Chocolate Chips

Topping

    1 cup Evaporated Milk
    1 cup Sugar
    3 large Egg Yolks
    1/3 cup Butter (cut into small pieces)
    1/2 tsp Salt
    3 tsp spiced rum
    1 cup Pecans (toasted and finely chopped)
    1 1/2 cups sweetened coconut (toasted)

Step 2: Cookie Directions

The Cookie

    1/2 cup + 2 tbsp Butter
    1 cup White Sugar
    1 Egg
    1 tsp Vanilla Extract
    1 cup Flour
    6 tbsp Cocoa
    1/2 tsp Baking Powder
    1/4 tsp Salt
    1/2 cup Chocolate Chips

Set your oven to 350ºF.

Start off by creaming the butter and sugar together for approx. 3-4 minutes.

Once creamed, add in the egg and vanilla and mix for another minute. Continue by adding your dry ingredients.

Once mixed completely, ball the cookie dough and place onto a cookie sheet and bake at 350ºF for 10-12 minutes.

Once they come out of the oven, let cool for 1-2 minutes then press down flat with a spoon.

Step 3: Cookie Topping

Topping

   1 cup Evaporated Milk
    1 cup Sugar
    3 large Egg Yolks
    1/3 cup Butter (cut into small pieces)
    1/2 tsp Salt
    3 tsp spiced rum
    1 cup Pecans (toasted and finely chopped)
    1 1/2 cups sweetened coconut (toasted)

In a sauce pan, combine the evaporated milk, sugar, egg yolks, salt and butter. Stir over a low heat until the butter melts, once the butter has melted, increase the heat to medium. Bring to a light boil and continue stirring.

This whole process takes approx. 10 minutes.

Once the mixture has had a chance to thicken, add in the spiced rum, toasted pecans and coconut. Stir until completely mixed and set aside to cool.

Once the sauce has had its chance to cool, scoop on top of the cookie, then garnish with more pecans, coconut, chocolate and serve!

Step 4: Eat!

Now enjoy your cookies!

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Comments

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mofu (author)2012-01-09

These cookies look typical american to me. E.g. there are no pecan nuts in Germany. I guess German immigrants brought a similar recipe with them to the states where it got americanized.

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shesparticular (author)mofu2012-01-10

As noted here, German chocolate cake actually has nothing to do with Germany, but rather is named for the brand of chocolate that's commonly used to make it.

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Lumpydump (author)shesparticular2012-01-12

I read (in Fine Cooking #114) that the cake got its name from Samuel German, an employee of Baker's Chocolate Company, who created a chocolate bar in 1852. That chocolate bar, called Baker's German's Sweet Chocolate Bar, inspired the cake, which became known back then as German's chocolate cake. I guess that morphed into German chocolate cake.

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mofu (author)shesparticular2012-01-11

I see. In any case the look delicious.

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Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-01-08

I love how you have transformed this into a cookie! Wonderful!

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