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Chewy German Chocolate Cookies

When I want a cookie that's as chewy as a brownie, this is the recipe I reach for. Coffee granules add the right amount of mocha flavor. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces German sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 48 pecan halves
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350° In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Stir in coffee granules; cool and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until light and lemon-colored. Beat in cooled chocolate and the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to chocolate mixture and mix well. Stir in chopped pecans.
  • Working quickly, drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Place a pecan half in the center of each. Bake until cookies are set, 10-12 minutes. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks. If desired, dust with confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 98 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 34mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Kathy
    Nov 4, 2019

    I made this receipy. At first they were delicious but after two days they became dry and hard. They were in an air tight container. What did I do wrong?

  • Butcher2boy
    Aug 23, 2019

    I made this cookie because it was my husband's birthday and German Chocolate Cake is his favorite. These were okay, Chocolate Chip is his favorite cookie and I owe him a cake.

  • paul3303
    Dec 21, 2013

    This was a good cookie but not one of my favorites.