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German Chocolate Cookies

German Chocolate Cookies
Yield: 24 cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
German Chocolate Cookies feature a homemade ultra soft, chewy, and gooey double chocolate cookie loaded with a flavorful coconut pecan topping. Amazing!

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...
TASTE: Ultra chocolaty with that perfect combination of tropical coconut and nutty, earthy pecans.
TEXTURE: The cookies are ridiculously soft yet chewy and loaded with melty chocolate chips. Top that with the super gooey yet crunchy coconut topping and each bite is pure bliss.
EASE: A few more steps involved than your typical cookie recipe but so worth it! The topping may seem weird at first but just follow the directions and you’ll be good.
APPEARANCE: Taking the extra time to drizzle melted chocolate over these really does elevate them to a new level, especially because the topping looks kinda strange on its own.
PROS: Super fun and flavorful twist on a cookie.
CONS: None, except maybe that I preferred these cookies on the first day they were made.
German Chocolate Cookies
Recipe By Tessa
Yield 24 cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 40 minutes Total Time 1 hr
German Chocolate Cookies feature a homemade ultra soft, chewy, and gooey double chocolate cookie loaded with a flavorful coconut pecan topping. Amazing!

For the cookies
  • 1 1/4 cups (5.6 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, at cool room temperature
  • 3/4 cup lightly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
For the topping
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 4 tablespoons (2 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 heaping cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
For the cookies:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar on medium-high speed until well combined and smooth. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and beat until combined. On low speed gradually add the flour mixture. Fold in the chocolate chips with a rubber spatula.
  4. Using a medium spring-loaded cookie scoop, drop the dough by 1 1/2 tablespoon rounds onto the prepared baking sheets
  5. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until the cookies are set. Let cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes before removing the cookies to wire racks to cool completely.
For the topping:
  1. In a small saucepan set over medium heat combine the milk, sugar, egg yolk, and butter. Cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture has thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla, coconut, and pecans. Let cool until thick enough to spread on top of the cooled cookies.
  2. Drizzle the melted chocolate all over the cookies. Let everything set for at least 15 minutes before serving. Cookies are best served the day they’re made.
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