German Chocolate Thumbprints

German Chocolate Thumbprints

Score all the delicious draws of German chocolate cake—coconut, rich pecan frosting, and, of course, chocolate—in nibble-friendly cookie form.

Prep Time

1:30

Hr:Mins

Total Time

1:30

Hr:Mins

Makes

 

About 3 dozen cookies

1
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® German chocolate cake mix
2/3
cup flaked coconut
1/4
cup vegetable oil
2
eggs
1/3
cup Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy coconut pecan frosting
1/4
cup flaked coconut, toasted
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). In large bowl, mix cake mix, 2/3 cup coconut, the oil and eggs with spoon until dough forms.
  2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Press thumb into center of each cookie to make indentation, but do not press all the way to the cookie sheet. Fill each indentation with level 1/4 measuring teaspoon of the frosting.
  3. Bake 8 to 11 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Sprinkle each with 1/4 teaspoon of the toasted coconut. Cool completely, about 15 minutes. Store covered.
Makes About 3 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
How-To
To toast coconut, bake uncovered in ungreased shallow pan in 350°F oven 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown.
Variation
For a sparkly finish to these cookies, roll balls of dough in granulated sugar. Instead of topping the baked cookies with toasted coconut, sprinkle with toasted chopped pecans.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 40
    • (Calories from Fat 30),
  • Total Fat 3g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 25mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 2g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 0;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.