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Oh hey. You guys are the best. Thank you so much for all of your supportive comments on Friday. You sure know how to make a girl feel loved.

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As a token of my appreciation and love, I made you cookies. Valentine’s Day is coming up, so…chocolate. Also, these are just really, really good. They’re an ode to the cake version, but much quicker and easier to throw together.

And speaking of easy (me making my own life easier) I think I’m just going to dial back the frequency of my posting. Maybe 2-3 times a week. How does that sound? And then if life gets busy and I can’t do that…okay. Even just that small change makes it easier for me to breathe. Like I’m taking the pressure off of myself. So, I’ll see you in a few days. Until then, enjoy the cookies.

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German Chocolate Cookies

PRINT Recipe

  • 1 1/2 sticks (3/4 c) butter, softened
  • 1 C packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 t baking soda
  • good pinch of salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 C sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 C sliced almonds (could do pecans, too…like the real cake)
  • 1/2 C chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Blend the butter and sugar together.

Then add the egg and vanilla, and mix well.

Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Mix until it is all incorporated.

Stir in the coconut, almonds, and chocolate chips.

Use a heaping tablespoon to form the cookies, place them on a non-stick baking sheet, and bake for 10 minutes. Let them cool slightly on the tray, then transfer to a wire rack.

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