We were at a friend's house many years ago and they served German Chocolate Cake for dessert and it got me thinking could I make a Germany Chocolate cookie using many of the elements from the cake. It took several years but here it is and this will be in my Holiday Dessert Book out next year.
1/2 cup of toasted unsweetened coconut, shredded, and chopped
1 1/4 cups of unbleached flour
1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips, mini ones
1/2 cup of chopped pecans
1 cup of light brown sugar
3/4 cup of unsalted butter, room temp
1/2 cup of cocoa powder
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda.
In a stand mixer cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and extract until combined. Lower speed and add the flour. Remove bowl from mixer and fold in the pecans, chips, and coconut.
Using a two-tablespoon scoop, scoop out dough, placing about 3 inches apart. Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes, remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes in the baking sheets then transfer paper with the cookies to racks to cool completely. It is pretty easy to do, the cookies are soft until completely cooled so it is best to transfer cookies, paper, and all onto the racks.