Friday, October 15, 2010

German Chocolate Cookies

We made it to Friday! Let's celebrate with a bit of chocolate! I am ready for the weekend (did you see my Fail?), how about you?

I found this recipe in an issue of BHG magazine last year and saved it. Just ran across it recently and HAD to try it! These cookies are delicious and somewhat healthy too - love it when that happens! And oh - the delightful scent wafting up after stirring the warm toasted pecans into the chocolate and coconut - mmm...mmm...mmm.

German Chocolate Cookies

1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup all-purpose flour (I used unbleached)
2/3 cup rolled oats (old-fashioned)
1/4 cup flax seed meal
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 oz. dark or sweet baking chocolate chopped (sweet will give a German chocolate flavor, but dark is healthier - I used dark chocolate chips 'cause I was too lazy to chop up chocolate)
1/3 cup flaked coconut (I used unsweetened organic coconut)
1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted
Optional garnish: flaked coconut and chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large mixing bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add in the brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Beat until well combined. Use spatula to scrape sides of bowl if necessary. Add egg and vanilla. Beat until combined. Add flour and beat in. Stir in rolled oats, flax seed meal, and the cocoa powder. Then stir in chopped chocolate (or chocolate chips), coconut, and toasted pecans.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. You can sprinkle tops with more chopped pecans and flaked coconut if you like. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until edges start to firm and tops are set. Let the cookies cool on the sheet for 1 minute. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Should make about 35 cookies (I got 32). Can keep 2 days at room temp or freeze for 3 months.

Per cookie:  84 cal, 4 g fat, 1 g fiber, about 2 WW pts
Don't those sound yummy? Trust me - they are!

For more yummy cookies, check out over 20 cookie recipes on my Recipe Index!

This post linked to Fabulous Friday Food at Life on the Wild Side!  Also linked to Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam!

Have a chocolatey day my friends and a fabulous weekend!


  1. Okay those sound yummy and easy enough to convert to gluten free. I love chocolate, coconut, pecans.....OY!

    Big German Chocolate Cookies is way better than a French Pastry any day of the week size hugs to you!

    Have a lovely day my friend.
    Love ya!

  2. Those sound yummy!

    And look... I linked up!

  3. Oh yum! I saw these yesterday and thought I should try them.

    Thanks for linking up on my blog today! :)

  4. I really like your site! Happy to have found it.... These cookies are a great idea. I've never even thought to turn one of my fave cakes into a cookie! Anxious to try this...


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