German Chocolate Chip Cookies

October 2, 2011
German Chocolate Chip Cookies are loaded with milk chocolate chips, chopped pecans, and coconut.  They bake up soft and tender, and ohhh so good!

German Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut and Pecans Image

There truly isn't a sweet treat around I love more than chocolate chip cookies.  They're just the perfect little bite of sweetness and chocolate.  And while I love basic regular chocolate chip cookies, I adore trying variations on them, too.

Variations like Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies and Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies hold a special place in my heart.  And enjoying the cookie dough in Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bark is the best!

German Chocolate Chip Cookies are loaded with milk chocolate chips, chopped pecans, and coconut.

So when I came across a recipe that combined the classic German chocolate ingredients of chocolate, coconut, and nuts in cookie form, I absolutely had to give it a try.

I love coconut.  Coconut and chocolate together? - love it even more.  And then put it in a cookie, and I'm totally sold.

Stack of German Chocolate Chip Cookies Image

The result of this cookie recipe did not disappoint.  The finished cookies are loaded with milk chocolate chips, chopped pecans, and coconut.  They bake up soft and tender, and ohhh so good!

They've become one of our family's favorite cookies, for sure.  While they don't have the characteristic gooey frosting of German chocolate cake, these German Chocolate Chip Cookies pack all the deliciousness of German chocolate's coconut, chocolate, and nuts combination.

When scooping the cookie dough out onto the baking sheet, use a full 2 tablespoons of dough for each cookie.

A couple of small things have big impact in helping these cookies bake up with their soft and tender texture.  

First, when scooping the cookie dough out onto the baking sheet, use a full 2 tablespoons of dough for each cookie.  This ensures a really nice-sized cookie that's thick enough to maintain its softness.

Second, do not over-bake the cookies.  If anything, err on the side of taking them out of the oven before they even look completely done.  For the softest, most tender cookies, they should come out of the oven when they still look just a little bit glossy and not-quite-done in the middle.

German Chocolate Chip Cookies on Cookie Sheet Image

So, love the combination of coconut, chocolate, and nuts?  Give these little German Chocolate Chip cookies a try!

They're loaded with all these goodies, and oh soooo good.

German Chocolate Chip Cookies on Cooling Rack Image
Thank you for stopping by The Kitchen is My Playground. We'd love to have you back soon!


chocolate chip cookies, cookies, cookie recipe
Cookies & Bars
Yield: about 36-40 cookies
Author:

German Chocolate Chip Cookies

German Chocolate Chip Cookies are loaded with milk chocolate chips, chopped pecans, and coconut. They bake up soft and tender, and ohhh so good!
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 12 Mtotal time: 27 M

ingredients:

  • 1 ¾ 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 eggs
  • 2 c. milk chocolate chips (semi-sweet can be used, if you prefer)
  • 1 c. chopped pecans
  • 1 ½ c. sweetened flaked coconut

instructions:

How to cook German Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. Cream together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Mix in the eggs and vanilla until well combined.
  3. Stir dry ingredients into the butter/sugar mixture, making sure everything is fully incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips, chopped pecans, and coconut.
  4. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto baking sheets, using 2 tablespoons of dough for each cookie (I use a 2-tablespoon cookie scoop). Bake at 350℉ for 10-12 minutes.
Created using The Recipes Generator
You might also like these other fun chocolate chip cookie recipes:








German Chocolate Chip Cookies ~ Loaded with milk chocolate chips, chopped pecans, and coconut.  They bake up soft and tender, and ohhh so good!  www.thekitchenismyplayground.com

19 comments

  1. These look and sound awesome. I love all three of those ingredients! Pinning it!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love German chocolate cake, so I'm pretty sure I would love these. They're so pretty, too.

    ReplyDelete
  3. These look amazing! German Chocolate cake is the only cake that my husband will eat and I'm sure he would love these cookies.

    ReplyDelete
  4. That's my son's favorite cake! He's gonna love these!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'm so glad you enjoyed these cookies! They are a favorite in our house and seeing your pictures makes me want some right now! Thanks for making them!

    ReplyDelete
  6. So I totally made these cookies today. They were great. I don't care too much for coconut, but my kids sure did like them.

    ReplyDelete
  7. can i ask: do these end up being chewy, or crispy?

    ReplyDelete
  8. Laurenfoode - these cookies turned out chewy for me ... I tend to purposefully undercook my cookies, to make sure they turn out chewy! That's how I like them. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a great cookie recipe! I never used to like German chocolate cake because I didn't like coconut. But I guess my tastes have changed because I really don't mind it now.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hi this is Nicole from Colie’s Kitchen I just discovered your blog and wanted to drop by and say hi. I am now a new follower. I would love to have you stop by Colie’s Kitchen if you get a chance. www.colieskitchen.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. If the pictures look half as good as these must taste then holy moly!!!! Thx for linking these up, wow!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I just made these, and they're AMAZING. Three cookies didn't even get a chance to cool. They were sacrificed so I could make this comment.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi there, thank you for the great cookie recipe. I will have great pleasure in making these!! I have recently found your blog and am now following. Please pop over and visit my blog and perhaps you would follow me also. I would really like that. Hugs, Chris

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hey y'all! I just love this here German cookie recipe! I havent actually made them yet but Im absotutally posolutally sure I'm gonna l o v e them!

    ReplyDelete
  15. My mom used to make these when we were younger, so when the siblings got together recently, we couldn't NOT make these... My mom used a different recipe and we didn't have it on hand, So I went searching and found this one... I've made it once with walnuts and once with pecans, and both times they've turned out AMAZING!! This recipe is great!!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I am making these tomorrow with a little bacon in them.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Anything with coconut and chocolate sounds great to me! And cookies are so easy to whip up!

    ReplyDelete
  18. These look amazing, my friend! great photos, and chocolatey goodness!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I have pinned this recipe; these cookies are a "must try" for sure!

    ReplyDelete

I love your comments ~ I read and appreciate each and every one. When you choose to leave a comment, we collect and display your name, as provided by you. Clicking "publish" to submit your comment indicates your explicit consent for name collection. If you click the "notify me" checkbox {which is optional}, your e-mail is also collected. Clicking the "notify me" checkbox indicates your explicit consent for e-mail collection. Thank you so much for visiting The Kitchen is My Playground!

Blog Design: Tracimichele.com. Powered by Blogger.