German Chocolate Cake Cookies Recipe

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These are some of our Mom's best cookies!  The cookie bottom is moist and chewy, then we top it off with the best German Chocolate frosting.  This frosting is a family favorite and is really no fail!  We're lucky if the frosting makes it to the cookies.....so good we eat it straight from the bowl. :)

German Chocolate Cookie bottom

1 German Chocolate cake mix
2/3 C butter flavor shortening
2 eggs
1 tsp. water (that's all)

Mix together until well blended.  Roll into 1 inch balls.  Bake at 350 degrees for 9 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Let cool.

German Chocolate frosting

1 C evaporated milk (canned)
1 C sugar
3 egg yolks (beaten slightly)
1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 C coconut
1 1/4 C chopped pecans

Mix evaporated milk, sugar, egg yolks, margarine and vanilla together in a sauce pan.  Stir constantly over medium heat until it comes to a slow boil.  Cook, stirring constantly until it thickens - about 10 to 11 minutes (it must be cooked that long).  Remove from heat and stir in coconut and pecans.  Cool frosting before spreading on cookies.

You can melt semi-sweet chocolate chips and drizzle over top of frosting (optional).

This frosting recipe will also frost a 9 x 13 cake.

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  1. Tara says:

    These were so good. My cookies stayed soft they were just a little flat. May have been something I did or pan I used. For the frosting I added 1 Tablespoon of cornstarch to the milk and only used 1 cup each of the coconut and pecans. These were so good together. I loved them!

  2. sisilia says:

    Loved this and I am just waiting to host my next party to try this! check the awesome party recipes at whimsytummy.blogspot.in I just loved them and I think you will too!

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