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German chocolate cookies


A German chocolate cookie that is soft and lightly flavored with a coconut-pecan filling sandwiched between the two cookies.

Ingredients
FILLING
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter
1 (5-ounce) can evaporated milk
1 large Land O Lakes® Egg, slightly beaten
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans

COOKIE
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/4 cup milk
2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda

How to make
STEP 1
Combine all filling ingredients except coconut and pecans in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, 8-10 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil and thickens. Stir in coconut and pecans. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour.
STEP 2
Heat oven to 350°F.
STEP 3
Combine 1 1/2 cups sugar and 3/4 cup butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add milk, eggs and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, cocoa and baking soda. Beat at low speed until well mixed.
STEP 4
Drop dough by level tablespoon, 2 inches apart, onto parchment-lined cookie sheets. Bake 9-11 minutes or until top springs back lightly when touched. Cool completely.
STEP 5
Spread 1 slighlty rounded tablespoonful filling on flat side of 1 cookie; top with second cookie, flat-side down. Press together gently. Repeat with remaining cookies.

Tip #1
Make cookies and filling ahead and assemble just before serving.