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German Chocolate Cookie Bites!

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What could be better than a big slice of german chocolate cake?  Why a german chocolate cookie stuffed full of that yummy coconut pecan icing of course!


  • 1 box of German Chocolate cake mix
  • 1/3c. softened margarine
  • 1/2 box of cream cheese (4 oz.)
  • 1/3 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips (melted)
  • 1 egg
  • German chocolate frosting (get a tub of it –or be fancy and use my favorite recipe for it!)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream together margarine and cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add egg, stirring until smooth.
  • Blend in melted chocolate.
  • Add cake mix last and stir until combined.  Use your hands to knead mixture into a heavy cookie dough.
  • Make evenly- size small balls of dough (I use a Small Cookie Scoop) and place on cookie sheets.

  • Gently press cookies into a flattened cookie shape (rather than a ball) as they will not spread out when they bake.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes.
  • Remove cookies from oven and cool completely.
  • Spread frosting between two similarly -sized cookies and chill until serving.

My thoughts:  I love how the cookie part turned out.  I was really just experimenting with using a cake mix.  I’ve used a cake mix before with my Carrot Cake Cookies– but I knew they couldn’t be made the same (oatmeal in a german chocolate cake?!).  The cookies are dense and sooo chocolatey and rich.  They scoop wonderfully and don’t stick to the cookie sheet– perfect!  Look for them again soon– I want to try my hand at some caramel cookies with caramel cake mix!!!  Enjoy!


About Ruthanne

Ruthanne is a scientist with a passion for baking and food photography. Using her kitchen as a lab, she loves experimenting with a variety of flavors and ingredients to create unique, fun and ultimately tasty delights! Thus she created EasyBaked, a website where sugar and chocolate overflow in fun and easy recipes. Her Motto: Money can’t buy happiness -- but it can buy marshmallows, and that’s nearly the same thing!

21 responses »

  1. This is one of my favorite types of cake and I never make it. Love this idea.

  2. These look very rich and decadent! What a great way to do cookies!

  3. Love this idea and it looks ridiculously good.

  4. Angie Staedtler

    Great twist on one of my favorite desserts. I also love your pictures once again! You should definitely pursue your photography idea.

  5. My dad would go crazy for these cookies since German Chocolate Cake is his favorite dessert. I am so glad you stopped by my blog so that I get to know yours! It’s wonderful!

  6. your photo really bring out the desire to taste the cookies, they say more than the words 🙂 great photography. The German cookies look amazingly delicious.

    • Oh thank you so much- I so enjoyed reading about your blog and all the partnerships that make it up…I might just have to join that Christmas Card project– so FUN!!! Thanks agin!

  7. This looks like a dessert my husband would LOVE.

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  9. I’ve just discovered your blog… through Greg and Katherine’s. These cookies look delicious and I am happy to browse through the rest of your lovely recipes:)

  10. Came across these on Pinterest today and made them for a luncheon. They were a HUGE hit and were incredibly delicious! Thank you so much for the amazing recipe 🙂 Love the blog!

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  12. I made this and they did spread – a lot. I must have overbaked them as they were hard and not chewy. How big were these cookies – mine spread to about 3″.

    • I’m honestly not sure what happened? I used Nestlé chips, Duncan Hines mix and Philadelphia cream cheese (not reduced fat!). My guess would be the problem lies with one of those things? Cream cheese is the most variable when you change it? Hope this helps!!

  13. These turned out amazing! I made two sizes, regular and two-bite size, the smaller over cooked a bit, but once filled/made into a sandwich and placed into a air tight container they were soft and slightly chewy! Practically fool proof! The filling wAs De-Lish! I chopped my coconut up before adding it to the filling mix! These are a must try for sure!


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