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German Chocolate Brownie Cookies Recipe

German Chocolate Brownie Cookies

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"German chocolate cake in a cookie!"

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings


  1. Combine brown sugar, 2/3 cup shortening, water, and 1 teaspoon vanilla in large bowl. Beat until well blended. Beat eggs into creamed mixture.
  2. In another bowl, combine flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda. Mix this mixture into creamed mixture until just blended. Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto ungreased baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Place cookie sheet in the middle of the oven. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 7 to 9 minutes, or until cookies are set. Do not over bake. Cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to wire rack to cool completely.
  4. To Make Frosting: Begin by combining evaporated milk, white sugar, 1/4 cup shortening, and egg yolks in medium saucepan. Stir over medium heat until thickened. Remove pan from heat. Stir 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, pecans, and coconut into the warm mixture. Cool completely, and frost cooled cookies.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 22, 2004

My family loved these chewy cookies. The only thing I changed is I didn't make the homemade icing, instead I purchased the Betty Crocker pecan frosting that's already prepared (much cheaper and easier than buying the nuts and making it yourself).

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 18, 2004

I read all the reviews and tried it. I could not understand why it did not hold shape or resemble a cookie. After I baked them, they crumbled, were pretty much flat and more like a fudge then a brownie cookie, I expected more of a brownie consistancy (half cookie half cake). I thought I made an error some where, forgot something for it to have turned out this badly (my taste buds though) I made this to give to give to a caregiver and had to hold it back. I wasted the chips. I'm going to have to see if I can give it away. I'm giving it a ** because the chips saved it.


26 Ratings

Jul 13, 2003

Great cookies - very rich and chocolatey. Make sure cookies are completely cooled before icing or they break apart.

Dec 30, 2007

Perfect! I found this recipe doing an ingredient search, as I am down to bare bones. I didn't have Baking Soda, but they still turned out very well. My hubby is happily munching away on a warm one right now. Will def use this again!

Dec 16, 2002

My mother loves German Chocolate cake. I think she likes these cookies even more! I can't wait to make another batch. These cookies impressed my brother who is critical of everything. All the cookies were gone in two days. Make sure to let the icing cook awhile and if it seems runny, add more sugar. I definitely will make these again.

Oct 25, 2007

These cookies are really good! They taste like double chocolate chip cookies w/ German chocolate frosting. But, I didn't give 5 stars b/c they are really messy to eat and stick to my cookie sheets really bad. I prefer a cookie to be more portable. And, I like to bring cookies to gatherings to share, but with the frosting, they don't package well. But, like I said, really yummy!

Aug 14, 2004

mmmmm~~~~so good! great recipe!

Jul 24, 2004

not bad. i used actual hersheys kisses, not finding any other chocolate to bake with and it still turned out great. did the recipe by hand (no electris mixer) and it still worked. just wished it was more moist and chewy. maybe if i added more eggs.


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  • Calories
  • 369 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.5 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 45 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 20.7 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 112 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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