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German Chocolate Sandwich Cookies Recipe

German Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

1 3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Filling Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes, toasted
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla


Heat oven to 350F. Stir together flour, sugar, butter, cocoa, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk and vanilla; beat on medium speed of electric mixer until blended. Dough will be stiff. Stir in pecans. Shape dough into 1-1/4 inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet; flatten slightly. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until almost set. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Prepare Coconut and Pecan Filling. Put cookies together in pairs with about 1 heaping tablespoon filling for each cookie. Serve warm or at room temperature. About 17 sandwich cookies
COCONUT PECAN FILLING: Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat; add brown sugar and corn syrup. Stir constantly until thick and bubbly. Remove from heat; stir in coconut, pecans and vanilla. Use warm. About 2 cups filling.

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