German Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 10 mins

These are chewy chocolate cookies with coconut pecan filling.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350°.
  2. To toast coconut: Spread coconut in even layer on baking sheet and bake 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden.
  3. For cookies: combine flour, sugar, butter, cocoa, baking soda, salt, 2 eggs, milk and vanilla in large bowl.
  4. Beat at medium speed of mixer until blended (batter will be stiff).
  5. Stir in pecans.
  6. Shape batter into 1-inch balls using slightly floured hands.
  7. Place on ungreased cookie sheet; flatten slightly.
  8. Bake 9-11 minutes or until almost set.
  9. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
  10. Cool completely.
  11. Spread about 1 tablespoon coconut pecan filling onto bottom of one cookie.
  12. Top with second cookie to make sandwich.
  13. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  14. Note: Cookies can be reheated in microwave.
  15. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 10 seconds or until filling is warm.
  16. For coconut pecan filling:.
  17. Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat; add brown sugar and corn syrup.
  18. Stir constantly, until just bubbly.
  19. Do not overcook, it makes filling to hard to spread.
  20. Remove from heat; stir in coconut, pecans and vanilla.
  21. Use warm for spread-ability.
  22. About 2 cups filling.


Most Helpful

These turned out great. BF loved them and it saves me having to make the actual cake all the time! I forgot to toast the coconut somehow but everyone liked them anyhow. Thanks cookiebaker! Update: I've made these many times, always a hit and recently they took 2nd place at the county fair!

Nikoma September 12, 2010

Hubby really enjoyed these -- he loves German Chocolate Cake and I wanted to give him a special treat with these cookies. Next time I think I would try something to make the cookies a little thinner and crisper and I think that would send it over the top for us. All in all a great cookie -- thanks for posting this recipe! Dianne

Pianolady March 20, 2006

These were fantastic! I had to add 1/3 cup more flour due to the high heat and humidity when I made these, but they turned out delicious. I made them for my hubby, who loves German Chocolate Cake and they were gone by the next night. He even bought more ingredients the next day so I could make him more! These are an absolute keeper! Thanks cookiebaker, keep 'em coming!

rhondalynne June 18, 2005

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