German Chocolate Cake Cookies Recipe

If you like German chocolate cake, you will absolutely love these German chocolate cake cookies because their taste is reminiscent of the famous coconut and chocolate cake popular during the holidays.

With a soft and chewy chocolate cookie base, and a luscious coconut-pecan filling, these cookies are sure to impress your family and friends.

Since these are drop cookies, you need to prepare the batter and the cookie in the same day, although it is super-fast and smells so good you won’t mind.Β This post contains affiliate links.

Be sure to check out the rest of our easy cookies recipes, too!

German Cake Chocolate Cookies Recipe | Mommy Evolution

German Chocolate Cake Cookies

Do you like chocolate?

Oh who am I kidding.

Everyone loves chocolate!

These cookies are really easy to make, but the results look like you’ve been slaving all day long.

Ingredients:

  • 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 cocoa, unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup shredded coconut, sweetened
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
chocolate chips in bowl

Directions:

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease three baking sheets, setting them aside for later use.

And personally, I like to use Silpat sheets to bake my cookies perfectly.

Step 2: In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt, mixing thoroughly.

Step 3: In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to blend the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla, and eggs.

Set aside.

Step 4: Little by little, add the flour mixture into the larger bowl with the butter mixture, blending until the mixtures have combined completely.

Step 5: Sprinkle the chocolate chips, coconut, and pecans evenly over the top of the batter.

Mix well.

German Cake Chocolate Cookies Recipe | Mommy Evolution

Step 6: Using a tablespoon, drop a rounded spoonful of batter onto the prepared baking sheet, one for each cookie.

You should have at least 1 dozen cookies on a baking sheet, depending on the size of your sheet.

Step 7: Bake about 8 minutes or until cookies are cooked in the center.

Since you can’t use the “golden brown” method to judge when chocolate cookies are done, insert a wooden toothpick into the middle of several cookies to check.

If the toothpick comes out clean with no batter or wet crumbs sticking to it, the cookies are done.

Step 8: When the cookies are ready, remove them from the oven and place them on a baking rack to cool.

Repeat the process for each batch of cookies.

German Cake Chocolate Cookies Recipe | The Jenny Evolution

German Chocolate Cake Nibbles

Yield: 36
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

If you like German chocolate cake, you will absolutely love these cookies because their taste is reminiscent of the famous coconut and chocolate cake popular during the holidays.

Ingredients

  • 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 cocoa, unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup shredded coconut, sweetened
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease three baking sheets, setting them aside for later use.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt, mixing thoroughly.
  3. In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to blend the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla, and eggs. Set aside.
  4. Little by little, add the flour mixture into the larger bowl with the butter mixture, blending until the mixtures have combined completely. Sprinkle the chocolate chips, coconut, and pecans evenly over the top of the batter. Mix well.
  5. Using a tablespoon, drop a rounded spoonful of batter onto the prepared baking sheet, one for each cookie. You should have at least 1 dozen cookies on a baking sheet, depending on the size of your sheet.
  6. Bake about 8 minutes or until cookies are cooked in the center. Since you can't use the "golden brown" method to judge when chocolate cookies are done, insert a wooden toothpick into the middle of several cookies to check. If the toothpick comes out clean with no batter or wet crumbs sticking to it, the cookies are done.
  7. When the cookies are ready, remove them from the oven and place them on a baking rack to cool.
  8. Repeat the process for each batch of cookies.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 92mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g

Nutrient values are only estimates provided by online calculators. Various factors can change the nutritional information in any given recipe.

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    33 Comments

    1. I love German chocolate cake, and so these flavors in this cookie is just beyond delicious! All month long I am featuring different holiday cookie creations for my cookie countdown to Christmas! I would love it if you stopped by to check it out! πŸ™‚
      Cathy

    2. Wahoo! I have all these ingredients in my kitchen so I can make these tomorrow! Thanks so much for the recipe.

      I would love for you to share this post at my Show Me Saturday linky party. The party starts at 7:00am EST each Saturday morning. See you there!
      ~ Ashley

    3. These cookies look delicious! I love that they are made from scratch too as I am trying to stay away from the prepackaged mixes as much as possible. Thank you for sharing!

      1. Absolutely. Making things from prepackaged mixes is convenient, but making things from scratch really isn’t that much more work. It’s actually just some extra measuring. Have fun making the cookies and please come back and tell me what you think. I always love feedback πŸ™‚

    4. German Chocolate cake is so good, I cant imagine these cookies would be anything else but amazing! Great recipe, pinning for all my followers to see! xo, Jess @ DreamingofLeaving.com

    5. Ok, DANGEROUS!!! These wouldn’t last long in my house. πŸ˜‰ Appreciate you linking this up at Snickerdoodle Sunday, will we see your latest makes tomorrow evening? πŸ™‚

      Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

    6. Who doesn’t like German Chocolate Cake? Besides my son that is. That’s ok, more for me.

      Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays, hope to see you back next week.

    7. These look so yummy however they do nothing for my diet. LOL You took all the calories out when you created this recipe. Thanks for linking up at #HomeMattersParty this week.Hope you will come back and link up again next week.

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