Brownies: German Chocolate Brownie Cookies

posted by Robyn_Osborn 11-24-102 9:50 AM

German Chocolate Brownie Cookies

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2/3 cup shortening
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups semisweet chocolate chip

Heat oven to 375*F (190*C) .

In a medium bowl combine flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda, mixing well; set aside.

In large bowl cream together brown sugar, shortening, water, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add eggs and continue beating for another 2 minutes. Stir in flour mixture until just mixed and then add chocolate chips.

Drop by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets about 2-inches apart. Bake in the middle of the oven for 7 to 9 minutes, or until cookies are set. Do not over bake. Cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely. Frost cooled cookies.

1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup flaked coconut

Combine evaporated milk, sugar, butter, and egg yolks in medium saucepan. Stir over medium heat until thickened.

Remove pan from heat. Stir in vanilla, pecans and coconut into the warm mixture. Allow to cool slightly and frost cooled cookies.

Makes 3 dozen.

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