german chocolate thumbprints

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i hadn’t baked anything sweet in a long time…since valentine’s day! and my sweet tooth was aching! i love coconut and chocolate together so these definitely cured my aching sweet tooth immediately.

german chocolate thumbprints

ingredients

topping

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

cookie

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package german chocolate cake mix
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted

directions

preheat oven to 350 degrees.

in a saucepan, combine sugar, milk, 1/2 cup butter, vanilla and egg yolks. cook over medium heat for 10 minutes or until thickened. stirring frequently.

stir in coconut and pecans.

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remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

reserve 1 1/4 cups of the topping mixture and set aside.

in a large bowl, combine cake mix, melted butter and remaining topping mixture. stir until thoroughly moistened.

shape dough into 1 inch balls.

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place 2 inches apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

using your finger, make an indention in center of each ball.

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fill each indention with 1/2 teaspoon of reserved topping.

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bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes.

serve with a glass of cold milk and enjoy!

abby

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