Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Cookie Recipe #361 - German Chocolate Cookies
These truly do taste like German chocolate cake, only in cookie form. Simple to make and even simpler to eat.
Ingredients: 3/4 cups (1 1/2 sticks)unsalted butter, at room temperature, 1 cup light brown sugar, packed, 1 large egg, at room temperature, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, 2 cups sweetened coconut flakes, 1 cup pecans, lightly toasted and cooled, coarsely chopped, 4 ounces German sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped.
Instructions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and spray lightly with cooking spray; set aside.
Beat the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl until smooth and creamy. Scrape dow the sides of the bowl, add the egg and vanilla, one at a time, mixing well between additions. Again scrape down the sides of the bowl; add the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt and mix until everything is well incorporated. Add the coconut, pecans and chocolate, and mix again.
Drop the dough by heaping teaspoons about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets. Bake in the preheated 350 degree oven 10-12 minutes or until the underside of the cookie begins to firm up. Cool on the cookie sheet before transferring to wire racks.
Makes about 3-4 dozen cookies.
"Cookies 52 Easy Recipes For Year-Round Baking", John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, 2007.