German Chocolate Cake Cookies

German Chocolate Cake Cookies


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


20 m servings 215 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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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  1. 26 Ratings


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 ...

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 flatt...

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...

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 ...

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 hi...

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...

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

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

My cookies didn't flatten out when they cooled but i used a spatula and did it myself. They still looked and tasted wonderful. Will make agin.