Friday, December 20, 2013

Sunny's German Chocolate Cake Cookies

German Chocolate Cake Cookies

One of the great things about the holidays  is I bake and eat a lot of good cookies.  Today's recipe is no exception.  Sunny's German Chocolate Cake cookies are wonderful.   They are like eating a German Chocolate Cake in cookie form.

These cookies are a drop cookie and are very easy to make.  Start by mixing together your butter, sugars, vanilla and eggs.   Next you add the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda in small amounts.  Then stir in the chocolate chips, coconut, and chopped pecans.  Drop your cookies on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.  Bake for 8-10 minutes.  I rotate my cookie sheets halfway through the baking process.   Take your cookies out of the oven, and let them cool on a wire rack.

Enjoy these cookies with a glass of milk (the kids favorite) or with a cup of tea or coffee (my preference).  These are great cookies and ones your family and even Santa will enjoy.  

Sunny's German Chocolate Cake Cookies
Recipe courtesy Sunny Anderson


2 sticks butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs, beaten
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa, such as Hershey's
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup shredded sweetened coconut, such as Baker's Angel Flake Coconut
1 cup chopped pecans


1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. In a stand mixer or large bowl using a hand mixer, blend the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla and eggs. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture into the butter mixture and blend until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips, coconut and pecans.

3. Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheets, 12 cookies per sheet, and bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on a baking rack.

Makes 3 dozen cookies


  1. German Chocolate Cake in a Cookie? Oh my word, Geraldine, Santa and I just might be sharing, lol...Thank you so much for sharing...Merry Christmas to You and Yours Geraldine, just in case I don;t make it back before then:)

  2. Merry Christmas to you and your family Louise.