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 hr 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 36

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.

Expert Tips

To toast coconut, bake uncovered in ungreased shallow pan in 350°F oven 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown.

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
40
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
25mg
25%;
Total Carbohydrate
2g
2%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
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.