German chocolate cookies

Holy chocolate-y goodness, you have to try these.  I'll be honest with you, I'm not a big nut person.  I prefer my cookies and brownies to be nut free, but my husband is the opposite and likes nothing more than a good pecan brownie.  That being said, I devoured these.  They're both crunchy and chewy and cooked up perfectly here in Denver's high altitude.  I hope you like them as much as we did! 


German Chocolate Cookie Recipe

makes 2 dozen


1 stick butter, melted

1/2 c. brown sugar

1/2 c. granulated sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 egg

1 and 1/8 cup flour (or just do a heaping cup)

1/4 c. cocoa powder

1 tsp. b. soda

1/2 tsp b. powder

pinch salt

1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 c. sweet coconut flakes or shreds

1/2 c. chopped pecans



Pre-heat oven to 350º.  Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.  Cream the eggs, butter, sugars, and vanilla.  In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.  Add slowly to the creamed mixture until blended.  Stir in the chocolate ships, coconut, and pecans.  Drop by tablespoon-fuls onto the baking sheet and cook for 8-10 minutes.  Eat a few in secret before you tell your family they're finished baking.