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A stack of three chocolate cookies topped with German chocolate frosting.
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5 from 11 votes

German Chocolate Cake Cookies

These amazing German chocolate cake cookies start with a cake mix cookie base, topped with a delicious homemade coconut pecan frosting! Just like a slice of German chocolate cake in cookie form!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time23 minutes
Total Time33 minutes
Servings: 24


For the Chocolate Cookie

  • 15.25 oz Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1/3 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 large eggs

For the Coconut Pecan Frosting:

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut flakes
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

For the Chocolate Drizzle

  • 1/4 chocolate chips


For the Chocolate Cookie:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium sized bowl, combine your cake mix, butter and eggs and stir together to make a thick cookie batter.
  • Take about 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough and roll into a nice ball.
  • Place 12 dough balls onto a lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 7 to 8 minutes till the tops start to split and they look done.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

For the Coconut Pecan Frosting:

  • In a medium sized sauce pan, beat together your egg yolks, evaporated milk and vanilla until well combined.
  • Add in the sugar and butter and heat over the stove top on medium high heat for about 15 minutes. Stir constantly for the last 10 minutes or so once mixture is boiling.
  • Stir in your coconut flakes and chopped pecans.
  • Allow to cool for about 5 minutes before spreading some on top of each cookie.
  • Allow to cool completely.
  • Melt your chocolate chips in a small bowl in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring after each, till smooth.
  • Put melted chocolate in a small ziplock bag. Clip the corner of the bag.
  • Drizzle the chocolate over the top in a zig zag pattern.
  • Allow chocolate to harden and enjoy.