Friday, December 19, 2008

GERMAN CHOCOLATE THUMBPRINT COOKIES


Another delicious cookie to add to your holiday baskets, and 
easy to boot! This cookie starts with a package mix and after 
cooling the dough for a bit you roll them into balls, poke them 
with your thumb, fill with a delicious coconut mixture and bake. 
They taste quite similar to an actual German Chocolate Cake, 
so be prepared to share the recipe!


GERMAN CHOCOLATE THUMBPRINT COOKIES

TOPPING
1 cup sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 egg yolks, beaten
1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

COOKIES
1 pkg. pudding included German
Chocolate cake mix
1/3 cup butter, melted

In heavy saucepan combine sugar, evaporated milk, 1/2 cup butter,
vanilla and egg yolks; blend well. Cook over medium heat for 10 
minutes until thickened and bubbly, stirring constantly. Remove 
from heat and cool to room temperature.

Reserve 1 1/4 cups of the topping mixture; set aside. In large bowl, 
combine cookie ingredients and remaining topping mixture; stir 
by hand until it is thoroughly moistened. Cover with plastic wrap 
and refrigerate for 1/2 hour.

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place 2 
inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. With thumb, make an 
indentation in center of each ball. Fill each indent with rounded 
1/2 teaspoon of coconut mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-13 minutes until set. Cool 5 minutes
 on cookie sheet, then remove to cooling rack.

Yield: 60 cookies

3 comments:

Karen Deborah said...

speaking of holy huge hips here we go, i have to make these.
i only have one almond torte recipe and it's the easiest thing you will ever make. But the taste is very impressive. All that is in it is butter sugar eggs flour and pure almond extract.
i got mixed up on my bloggie christmas card list did you get a card from me?

Debbie in CA : ) said...

I was just about ready to give the old thumb a rest from spreading Christmas greetings around the bloggy world when I saw this feed and just HAD to come say YUMMMMMY! I'm printing out this too. I'mm with Karen D -- my hips! AAAHHH!! Rachel will surely tackle this one (thumbprints may be too much for my recovering thumb . . . but oooooooh how I love thumbprint cookies -- like a pearled oyster shell of YUM.

Wishing you and your family a Wonderful CHRISTmas! (I know it will be delicious.)

With Love,
Debbie

mary said...

Oh these look yummy! I love German chocolate anything. Have a peaceful, blessed, and merry Christmas with your precious family!