Wednesday, December 12, 2012

German Chocolate Cookies

This time of the year is crazy for everyone. I don't have time for a long post but I wanted to get these cookies posted before Christmas. They are a basic sugar cookies filled with German chocolate frosting. If you are looking for a new cookie to add to your Christmas cookie tray, these cookies will not disappoint!
German chocolaty goodness!

German Chocolate Cookies

No-Chill Sugar Cookies
Yield: about 2 dozen 2-in. sandwich cookies

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract 
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350ºF.

In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Mix flour, baking powder and salt; add to butter mixture 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition. Do not chill dough. Divide dough into 2 balls.
On floured surface, roll each ball into a circle approximately 12 in. diameter x 1/8 in. thick. Using a 2 inch round cutter, cut out as many cookies as possible. Dip cookie cutter in flour before each use. Bake cookies on ungreased cookie sheet 8-11 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.

German Chocolate Filling
source: Taste of the South Dec 2012

4 oz semi- sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1/3 cup heavy cream
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
Place chocolate, nuts, and coconut in a small bowl. Set aside. In a small sauce pan butter and cream. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and pour over the chocolate mixture. Stir until the chocolate is melted. Allow to cool to room temperature.
Put about 1 teaspoon chocolate coconut filling on the flat side of one cookie, and top with another cookie to make a sandwich. Sprinkle the tops of the cookies with confectioners sugar. Can be stored up to one week in an airtight container.


bellini said...

A great start to the holiday treats. Have a wonderful Christmas season!!!!

Susan said...

These sound as delicious as the photo of them! I think I may just have to give these a try! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Merry Christmas to you and yours!

grace said...

oooh, that filling is fierce! i, for one, wouldn't require any cookies in order to eat it. :)

The NoVa Girl said...

This looks fantastic! Can't wait to try it out!