Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A Cake Made Into A Cookie!

One of my favorite cakes is German Chocolate. And if yours is too, you are going to really like these cookies. Every Christmas we always make these, and are so-good. This time around when I made them, I put too much coconut in the topping - so the topping turned out kinda dry. But, when the topping is moist and the cookies are soft and chewy - deliciousness!
"Coconut Pecan Cookies"
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1-1/4 cups flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups (24 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, divided
1/4 cup flaked coconut
For frosting, in a large saucepan, combine the egg, milk, sugar and butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat for 10-12 minutes or until slightly thickened and mixture reaches 160°. Stir in coconut and pecans. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in 2 cups chips and coconut. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. In a microwave, melt the remaining chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Frost cooled cookies; drizzle with melted chocolate. Yield: 6-1/2 dozen.

Me and my sister....whoa - we have tall legs in those shadows!


Candy said...

These look like they will be my new favorites. Super!

Lucy said...

What a great looking cookie and with all the aspects of that great cake!! Yummy!!!!

Jessica said...

I love german chocolate cake---have you posted your favorite recipe yet??

Barbara Bakes said...

My husband asks for German Chocolate cake every year for his birthday. He would love these cookies!

Jenny said...

Wow Priscilla, these look killer and absolutely delicious! Can't wait to try them. Great post!

Pam said...

I always have German chocolate cake for my birthday - it's my very favorite because of the frosting. These cookies are my calling my name - I am going to make them SOON.

Lisa said...

These look yummy!

thechatterbox92 said...

shooowee those look good! lol making me hungry=) My mom loves just about anything coconut so we'll definitely have to try those.


Rosie said...

Priscilla,I adore German chocolate cake *says she who is a self confessed chocoholic*. This is a must try for me and those cookies do have that wow factor!!

Rosie x

OhioMom said...

I love german choco cake, and these cookies look so rich .. perfect for a choco fix :)

Maria said...

Splendid looking cookies! I will have to whip these up!

Allie said...

I like the idea of having cake in bite size amounts.

thechatterbox92 said...

you've been tagged!!! you can get the rules over at my blog=)


~Priscilla~ said...

thanks so much everyone for you comments....jesscia - i will be posting my favorite recipe so stay tuned!:)

Rebekah said...

yummy! I love german chocolate cake, so these would be right up my alley

Bridgett said...

What a great idea! These are a great take on a the original and I would love to give them a try.

Katrina said...

Those looks SO good!

Aggie said...

Oh my those look delicious! I wish I had one right now with a glass of milk! Love the shadow pic!! :)

Lore said...

I can see why they are your favourites!
The shadow pic looks so cool :D