Cake Mix German Chocolate Cookies

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Seasoned Cook

Fantastic chocolate cookies with coconut and nuts! Good anytime of the year. Great flavor!

Top Review by TasteTester

Wow -- these were a great hit in our house! My husband loves German chocolate cake and was not sure that a cookie could taste like the cake, but he gave me a thumbs-up when he tried these. I added only 1 tbsp. of the optional cocoa to the recipe -- just enough to enhance the chocolately taste without covering up the German chocolate flavor. These cookies are winners and my husband is already asking me to make a triple batch so he can take it to work to share (hmmm.... I'm thinking he might be planning on eating them all himself). Thanks for sharing this great recipe, Seasoned Cook!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 510.29 g German chocolate cake mix
  • 78.07 ml butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 29.58 ml water
  • 118.29 ml flaked coconut
  • 236.59 ml nuts
  • 59.16 ml cocoa (optional)


  1. With mixer on low speed blend, butter, eggs and water. By hand stir in cake mix. Add coconut and nuts.
  2. Chill dough for approximately 1 hour before placing on parchment lined baking sheet.
  3. Form into large balls, place on baking sheet and press down with hand.
  4. Bake 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Let cool before removing from baking sheet.
  5. Note: If you wish a more chocolate flavor add the optional 4 tablespoons of cocoa.

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