German Chocolate Cookies

My work throws an annual Oktoberfest party and being that I love themes, I decided to bring a dish that honors the German tradition. The party is outside and for roughly 30 people so I needed a dish that could fill a crowd, transport easily and go with the theme. I instantly thought German Chocolate Cupcakes, but I didn’t want to have to worry about the excess wrapper trash, so I figured why not go the same route, but with cookies!

These cookies are moist and chewy and go great with beer!

German Chocolate Cookies

German Chocolate Cookies

German Chocolate Cookies

The frosting took a little trial and error for me. I didn’t stir constantly at first, so the liquid never thickened. Make sure to stir, stir, stir! BUT, it is so worth it! I’ve neverbeenso hungry for frosting!

German Chocolate Cookies

German Chocolate Cookies

They were a crowd pleaser for sure! Enjoy!!

German Chocolate Cupcakes

  • Servings: 4 dozen
  • Difficulty: easy
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Chocolate Cookie
2 sticks butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs, beaten
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch salt

German Chocolate Frosting
1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup sugar
3 egg yolks
½ cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1 1/2 cup chopped pecans


Chocolate Cookie
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a stand mixer or large bowl using a hand mixer, blend the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla and eggs. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture into the butter mixture and blend until combined.
3. Drop the dough by tablespoonful onto the prepared baking sheets, 12 cookies per sheet, and bake 10 minutes. Cool on a baking rack.

German Chocolate Frosting
1. Add evaporated milk, sugar, egg yolks, butter and vanilla to a large pan and place on stovetop over medium heat.
2. Stir so that it becomes well combined. Stir constantly (this is important!!) until thickened, this takes approximately 11-15 minutes.
3. Once thickened remove from heat and add coconut and pecans. Mix until thick enough to spread.
4. Spread frosting over the tops of cooled cookies.

Recipe adapted from A Dash of Sanity.

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