German Chocolate Cookies

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

4 eggs

2T vanilla

1 ½ pound all-purpose flour

1 Cup Dutch processed cocoa

1t salt

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

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and both sugars.
  2. Add the eggs and vanilla
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda
  4. Turn the mixer to low and slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture.
  5. In a little bowl, stir together the condensed milk, coconut and nuts
  6. Add the condensed milk mixture to the dough.  Once it is incorporated, add the bag of chocolate chips.
  7. Scoop the cookies onto a cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 9-11 minutes.

2 thoughts on “German Chocolate Cookies

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  2. Looks good Leah. I wonder what the olive branch baker looks like these days. I had a recent memory of you falling down the stairs at the old location.

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