German Chocolate Chip Cookies

October 2, 2011
German Chocolate Chip Cookies ~ all the flavors of traditional German chocolate cake in delicious chocolate chip cookie form.

I found this recipe for German Chocolate Chip Cookies 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 delicious German Chocolate Chip Cookies 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 Chip cookies a try!

German Chocolate Chip Cookies
Source:  Lesley's Eats
(Printable recipe)
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 eggs
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.



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

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

  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.

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

  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!

  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.

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

  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. :-)

  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.

  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.

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

  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.

  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

  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!

  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!!

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

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


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