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Chocolate chip cookies with frosting on a plate.
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5 from 4 votes

German Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

German Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies are as delicious as they sound! Chewy chocolate chip cookies topped with an incredible pecan-coconut frosting will remind you of German Chocolate cake. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, german chocolate, chocolate chip cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 407kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Frosting

  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 5oz can evaporated milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Cookie Dough

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 cup optional semisweet chocolate chips to drizzle

Instructions

Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • Using a mixer, cream together butter , sugar and brown sugar.
  • Add eggs, one at a time and then mix in vanilla.
  • In a small bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly add flour mixture to creamed mixture until all of the flour mixture is combined.
  • Stir in chocolate chips and coconut. 
  • Using a tablespoon, drop cookie dough 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Frosting

  • In a medium saucepan, combine evaporated milk, sugar, butter and egg.
  • Cook over medium-low heat for 10-12 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Once mixture has thickened, stir in coconut and pecans.
  • Once cookies have cooled, spread frosting over cookies. 
  • Optional, melt additional chocolate chips in microwave and drizzle over frosted cookies.

Nutrition

Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 217mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 3.2mg