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German Chocolate Cake Cookies Recipe

The cookie bottom is moist and chewy, then we top it off with the best German Chocolate frosting.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time34 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cake Mix Cookies, Cake mix dessert, Chocolate Cookies
Servings: 30
Calories: 257kcal


  • Baking Sheet
  • Mixing Bowl


Cookie Bottom

  • 15.25 ounces German Chocolate Cake mix
  • cup butter flavored shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon water


  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks beaten slightly
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ¾ cup coconut
  • 1 ¼ cups pecans chopped
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips drizzled on top of cookies


Cookie Bottom

  • Mix all ingredients 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

  • 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.


Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 162IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg