Food & Recipes

German Chocolate Cake Cookies Are Soft, Chewy And Decadent

We’re drooling already!

German chocolate cake is a devilishly decadent and sinfully sweet American dessert. That’s right, it’s American! Despite its misleading name, German chocolate cake was actually invented right here in the U.S. It is named after Sam German, who invented the mild-dark baking chocolate bar for Baker’s Chocolate Company. This bar would later be used in recipes for chocolate cake, hence the name “German chocolate cake.”

Here’s something else you may not know: You can enjoy the rich flavors of German chocolate cake without going to the effort of baking an entire cake, because German chocolate cake cookies are just as exquisite and lush as the cake itself.

The recipe for these cookies from Sandra at A Dash of Sanity calls for starting out by making a basic chocolate cookie with flour, butter, sugar and cocoa powder. Then, you will make your frosting, with evaporated milk, butter, chocolate chips and coconut. Sandra also includes the delicious option of adding chopped pecans.

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At Like Mother, Like Daughter, the chocolate cookie portion of the recipe is greatly simplified thanks to the use of a box of Pillsbury Purely Simple Chocolate Cake Mix. This also helps to give the cookie a cake-like texture, making it even more like the real deal.

For frosting, Aimee (the daughter) uses the same one-two punch of chocolate, coconut and pecans.

Like Mother, Like Daughter

But, if you are looking for an option that is a bit less messy and less hands-on, consider this option from Sunny Anderson at Food Network. She makes her cookies with the coconut, chocolate chips and pecans baked inside, meaning you don’t have to take the additional step of waiting for the cookies to cool and then making the frosting.

Plus, these babies are more portable, and won’t be as messy when you eat them in bed while watching Netflix. Not that you would do that or anything.