German chocolate cake (named for the brand of chocolate that's commonly used, not because it has anything to do with Germany) is one of my all time favorites. With it's decadent caramel/coconut/pecan icing on top of rich, moist cake, there's really no downside to this awesome desert. As delicious as it is in cake format though, there's nothing that can't be even more yummy when cookie-fied.

Step 1: You'll Need. . .

For the Cookies
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Splash of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • Large pinch salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
For the Icing
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • Splash of vanilla extract

      • Small saucepan
      • Whisk
      • Large mixing bowl
      • Mixer or spoon
      • Measuring cups and spoons
      • Cookie scoop
      • Cookie sheets (lined with parchment)
      Amazing! And german chocolate is also known as "Tiramisu"
      they look like poop but they're probably amazing
      I promise they're a million times more delicious than they look :)
      What a great idea! My husband and son love GCC and cookies. I'll make these and score some mom-points.
      I hope you enjoy them!
      Oh yes. These look beyond delicious.
      Thanks so much! Hope you enjoy them if you give them a try!
      Your cookies look great. Thank you for explaining about the word 'German.' Every time I am at a potluck and people are supposed to bring something 'German,' someone always brings German chocolate cake. I like it, but I cringe because they do not realize it has no connection with Germany.
      Thanks so much - they're really delicious! It's a shame that people automatically think of German Chocolate Cake (instead of something that's actually German), especially considering how many totally amazing German foods there are.
      I'm not a fan of coconut and pecans, but those sure look good!
      They might be tasty enough to change your mind :)

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