German Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies

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A chewy chocolate cookie topped with a German chocolate icing. Very good, and they freeze wonderfully if you have any left to freeze. Do not substitute canned frosting or you will be disappointed.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
26 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
46 mins
Servings:
60
Yield:
5 dozen

Ingredients

Topping:

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup evaporated milk

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 egg yolks, beaten

  • 1 ½ cups flaked coconut

  • 1 ½ cups chopped pecans

Cookie:

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package German chocolate cake mix

  • cup butter, melted

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. In a heavy 2-quart saucepan, combine sugar, milk, 1/2 cup butter, vanilla and egg yolk. Blend well. Cook over medium heat for 10 to 13 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Stir frequently. Stir in coconut and pecans. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

  3. Reserve 1 1/4 cups of the topping mixture and set aside. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, melted butter and remaining topping mixture. Stir by hand until thoroughly moistened. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Using your finger, make an indention in center of each ball. Fill each indention with 1/2 teaspoon of reserved topping.

  4. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

105 Calories
6g Fat
12g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 60
Calories 105
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 92mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 44mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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