I found this recipe out in blog-land, and couldn't resist giving it a try. I love German Chocolate Cake, and a cookie that combines it's classic chocolate, pecan, and coconut flavors?? I couldn't pass it by.
I've had German Chocolate Cake on my to-be-made list for quite some time, but haven't seemed to get to it yet. My mother-in-law makes a fabulous, from-scratch German Chocolate Cake. Somehow, cakes always seem so daunting to me. But cookies? Cookies are easy! So much easier than cake. So these German Chocolate Chip Cookies leap-frogged the cake in my recipe queue.
The creator of this recipe is Lesley of Lesley's Eats. Thank you, Lesley! Hop on over to Lesley's blog to hear the sweet story of how she and her mother brought this recipe to be. The only tweak I made was to increase the amount of coconut - I love coconut. Coconut and chocolate together? - love it even more.
So, don't feel like making a big ol' German Chocolate Cake? Give these little German Chocolate cookie gems a try!
German Chocolate Chip Cookies
Source: Lesley's Eats
1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. cocoa
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 c. unsalted butter, softened
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 c. packed light brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. chocolate chips (the original recipe called for milk chocolate, I used semi-sweet)
1 c. chopped pecans
1 1/2 c. sweetened flaked coconut
1. Cream together the butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
2. Stir dry ingredients into the butter/sugar mixture, making sure that everything is fully incorporated. Mix in the chocolate chips, pecans, and coconut.
3. Drop batter by spoonfuls onto baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
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