German Chocolate Cake Cookies Recipe -
German Chocolate Cake Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

German Chocolate Cake Cookies

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"A very easy, fun spin off the original cake! If desired, lightly dust with confectioners' sugar."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the cake mix, eggs and shortening until well blended. Roll the dough into walnut sized balls. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto the cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Match up evenly sized cookies and sandwich them with the coconut pecan frosting.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 11, 2003

Very good, RICH recipe. The cookies are not too sweet, so when filled with the caramel frosting you get a great flavor. The cookies will be puffy when first removed from the oven, but will flatten as they cool.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 01, 2009

Don't substitute oil!! Unless you're sure you know the right proportions. This rating is only for the batch I tried to make by substituting oil as some of the previous reviewers did. Since they didn't say otherwise, I assumed a one-to-one substitution and completely wasted a whole box of cake mix. Very disappointed. I went with the oil b/c it was more affordable, If you're going to suggest substitutions, please be specific!!

Jun 12, 2006

These Came Out great, and my little sister loved them! I used devils food and chocolate frosting per her tastes. I made them very big, so next time I will roll out the dough and make mini cookie sandwiches. I will also try lemon cake with lemon icing

Aug 27, 2003

Great recipe. Yumm! The cookies turned out so deliciously moist and just slightly crispy on the outside. I used vegetable oil for the shortening and cooked the cookies on a Baking stone (I had a friend in cooking school recommend only baking on a Silpat or Pampered Chef Baking Stone; I guess they did an experiment and found those two items cooked the most evenly). I am going to try this same recipe with a different cake mix and frosting sometime, but for now, why mess with a good thing? I will definitely make this again - tomorrow in fact!

Dec 13, 2008

I subbed coconut oil for shortening which gave the cookies a distinctive coconut taste all by themselves. So I did half the recipe as directed, and left the other half without the frosting. A hit with the family!

Apr 29, 2011

I made these cookies for the raffle table at my club meeting. I had extra copies of the recipe for anyone that wanted them. The next month, I got 11 raves for the cookies, so they will be made again. Everyone at my house, loves Chocolate - in any form.

Sep 10, 2008

Made this for a friends birthday and they were an absolute hit! Very moist and tasty. I will definitly be making these again.

Dec 22, 2005

Yummy!! I like these as much as the cake if you eat it them right away!! I didn't like them the next day.


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  • Calories
  • 215 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 11.6 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 191 mg
  • 8%

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

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