German Chocolate Brownie Cookies

German Chocolate Brownie Cookies


"German chocolate cake in a cookie!"


servings 369 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 369 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 20.7 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.5g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 45 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 112 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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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  1. 26 Ratings


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...

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

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 o...

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...

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 sh...

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 ...

mmmmm~~~~so good! great recipe!

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...

Very easy to make! I followed the recipe exactly, except I added a bit more coconut to the icing and a tad bit less choc. chips in the batter. Super tasty, huge chocolate flavour! I will make ag...