Do you ever need inspiration to get a project done? I do. Inspiration can come in many forms and fashions, too. Sometimes it is just a burst of sunshine after dreary weather or a funny comment from a friend. Today the inspiration came in a magazine; recipe upon recipe of yummy treats. I was already set to make cookies for the Olive Branch in the bakery today so I decided to experiment a little. To mix and match some ingredients and recipes. So – a new Olive Branch treat was born! The German Chocolate Cookie is a crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, cookie. It is full of dark chocolate chips, sweet coconut and crunchy walnuts. Here’s how to make them at home…
1 pound butter, softened
1 pound brown sugar
½ pound granulated sugar
1 ½ pound all-purpose flour
1 Cup Dutch processed cocoa
1T baking soda
1/2 bag dark chocolate chips (I use Hershey’s special dark)
1 Cups chopped walnuts or pecans
1 Cup Shredded coconut
1 can sweetened condensed milk
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and both sugars.
- Add the eggs and vanilla
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda
- Turn the mixer to low and slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture.
- In a little bowl, stir together the condensed milk, coconut and nuts
- Add the condensed milk mixture to the dough. Once it is incorporated, add the bag of chocolate chips.
- Scoop the cookies onto a cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 9-11 minutes.