German Chocolate Cookies

This German Chocolate Cookie recipe is an easy one to make at home with your family!

This recipe is a great one to use while baking with kids. They’ll be extra motivated to help out knowing what awaits them at the finish line!


For the Cookie Dough: – unsalted butter  –  light brown sugar –  granulated sugar –  vanilla extract –  large eggs –  all purpose flour –  cocoa powder –   baking soda –   salt (a pinch)

To top off this already amazing cookie recipe, I have included a coconut pecan frosting recipe which tastes amazing .


For the Topping: – evaporated milk – granulated sugar – egg yolks – unsalted butter – vanilla – sweetened coconut  – chopped pecan                                                              

If you have someone who can’t have pecans or coconut, don’t worry, you can skip the topping all together!

How to make German Chocolate Cookies::

Step 1:  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cream, butter and both sugars for 3-5 mins.                                                           

Step 2:  Add eggs and vanilla, beat until combined.                                                        

Step 3:  Whisk dry ingredients together and add to wet mixture.                                                       

How to make German Chocolate Cookies::

Step 4:  Mix until fully incorporated.                                                          

Step 5:  Using a cookie scoop, scoop cookies on each rack leaving space between                                                       

Step 6:  Bake for 12-14 mins.                                                      

How to make German Chocolate Cookies::

Step 7:  Let cool on the baking sheets for 5 mins                                                      

Step 8:  While the cookies are baking make the topping.                                                     

Making the Topping: 

Step 9: Combine evaporated milk, granulated sugar, egg yolks and unsalted butter.                                                    

Step 10:  Cook on medium heat stirring frequently.                                                 

Step 11: Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla, coconut and pecans. Let cool and add to the cookies.                                                   

I hope you enjoyed these German Chocolate Cookies!