Monday, August 13, 2012

German Chocolate Chip Cookies—Secret Recipe Club, Group B

Aug. SRC Group B, German Chocolate Chip Cookies 8-13-12

I was lucky enough to throw my hat into the pool when we were told at the Secret Recipe Club that Group B had a couple orphans (I’m in Group A and posted last week—delicious Chocolate Turtle Ice Cream, I must say).  So I got to choose and bake something from yet another great blog, that is new to me, but I’ll for sure be back--Crumbs and Chaos

After looking through the blog all too quickly (I'll be back!), so I could get something made today, I chose to make cookies.  I know, everyone is shocked about that.  ;)  A couple months ago or so I had German Chocolate Cookies on my mind.  Not sure what ever became of the thought, but I hadn’t tried any recipes.  When I saw that the gals at Crumbs and Chaos had a recipe, I decided that was the recipe I had to make.

I had to make a few adaptations.  Their cookies used milk chocolate chips and pecans, but I was out of both, so I used dark chocolate chips and walnuts.  These cookies are great!  I will for sure be making them again.

German Chocolate Cookies

German Chocolate Chip Cookies, by Katrina, Baking and Boys!, adapted from Crumbs and Chaos

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 large egg

1 cup all purpose flour (120 grams)

1/4 cup natural cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup dark chocolate chips (or milk/semi sweet)

1/2 cup toasted, chopped walnuts (or pecans)

3/4 cup shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream together in the bowl of an electric mixer the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.  Scrape sides of bowl.  Add the egg and vanilla and mix until well combined.  In a medium sized bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.  Whisk together.  Add the dry mixture to the creamed mixture and mix just until combined.  Fold in the chocolate chips, nuts and coconut. 

Scoop the dough with a 2-tablespoon sized cookie scoop onto parchment lined baking sheets.   Bake for 10 minutes.  Makes 16 cookies.

German Chocolate Chip Cookies

The gals at Crumbs and Chaos are four sisters who decided that the 11 kids between them weren’t enough, so they also have a blog to add to the crumbs and chaos of their daily lives. ;)  Nah, they thought it would be a fun way to share their recipes with each other and the world.   Thanks for letting me play, Group B!




AmandaE said...

So I've had German Chocolate Cake, and German Chocolate Brownies, but now it seems I'll need to give German Chocolate Cookies a try! Great SRC pick :-)

Ashley Kelly said...

Anything chocolate catches my appetite! I will have to try these sometime :)

Miz Helen said...

Hi Katerina,
Your German Chocolate Chip Cookies look awesome, I would just love one right now. This is a great choice for the SRC.
Miz Helen
Group B SRC

Julie said...

These cookies look delicious. Nice of you to blog in group B, so no one would be orphaned. I can't imagine after waiting all month how that would feel.

Jane Bonacci - The Heritage Cook said...

Looks like these are going to have to be put on the Chocolate Monday future list! Thank you again - these are gorgeous!

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

oh yum, my mom loved german chocolate cake, and I had never had it until I was out of her house for some strange reason. these would be so good.

Anonymous said...

These look amazing, and i'm pretty sure I have all the ingredients to be able to make them TODAY! :)

Unknown said...

Chocolate, nuts, coconut...yeah that sounds right.

Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos said...

Thank you for stepping in to make something from our blog, Katrina! This is one of my very favorite cookies, I'm so glad you enjoyed them. I need to make them again soon!

Sarah said...

I have a huge chocolate sweet tooth!, these look awesome:) thanks for helping out!

Jessie Weaver said...

I think I might have to go make these right now! I might even be nice and leave out the coconut on some of them so my husband can taste-test ... ;)

Julie said...

German chocolate cookies sound delicious.

Unknown said...

The cookies look delicious. What makes them German - the coconut, chocolate and nut combination? It must be a colonial throwback.