Dear Readers, where has the month of May gone? Really, it is one of my favorite months of the year. We made these delicious German Chocolate Cookies for my daughter's high school graduation, and then have made them several times again. They are simply delicious, and after eating them you think, "Well, I probably won't be making German Chocolate Cake ever again." You get the taste of German Chocolate Cake without the fuss.
Tatianna is the second on the left.
The cookies are made with three steps
This idea is not original with me. I am sure that I saw this idea somewhere on the Internet and it hid in the back of my mind until I wanted to make something different for Tati's graduation party.
The chocolate sugar cookies are from Lila Loa's blog. She was a presenter at Cookie.Con this year. She is a wonderful cookie maker and her chocolate sugar cookie recipe is very good.
Lila Loa's Chocolate Sugar Cookies
1 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening -- I didn't add this; I added 1/4 cup of butter
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
2/3 cup cocoa
3 or 3 1/2 cups flour (see below for guidance)
German Chocolate Frosting
(via Betty Crocker)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 egg yolks
1 -1/2 cups flake coconut
1 cup chopped pecans
Mix sugar, butter, milk, vanilla , and egg yolks in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until thick, about 12 minutes. After about 12 minutes, stir in coconut and pecans (sometimes I toast them). Beat until spreading consistency. Don't worry it if doesn't thicken right away; it will thicken as it cools. When cooled, spread on chocolate sugar cookies.
Melt chocolate chips, semi-sweet or milk, in microwave in micro-wave proof bowl, in ten second intervals, making sure to stir after each time. Take the chocolate and a fork and drizzle over the cookies. Allow chocolate to harden, before serving.
I made some royal icing cookies with this chocolate cookie recipe for a friend who just had a baby.
These cookies are notes made for Tati's piano teacher. She just had her last piano recital.
Thanks for dropping by my couch.