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German Chocolate Cookies

Happy Friday morning everyone (or whatever time it is when this is posted)!

My cookies last night were wonderful. I’d never made cookies this small before, but the bite-size actually worked quite well when you just want a little something sweet. And 85 kcals a cookie ain’t bad either! The recipe was taken from the September 2009 issue of Better Homes And Gardens, and I made no modifications at all! It was actually from their Good and Healthy Food section, so my jaw didn’t drop at the amount of butter and eggs or anything like that.

So here’s the line up of ingredients:


  • 1/4 cup butter (half stick), softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt (all in bowl 1)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla (not pictured)
  • 2/3 cup AP flour (bowl 2)
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup flax seed meal
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (all in bowl 3)
  • 3 oz dark baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1/3 cup flaked coconut, unsweetened
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted (all on cutting board)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In large mixing bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on med-high for 30 seconds
  3. Add bowl 1 (sugar, baking soda, salt) and beat until well combined.
  4. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined
  5. Add bowl 2 (flour)
  6. Stir in contents of bowl 3 (oats, flax meal and cocoa powder)
  7. Stir in cutting board ingredients (dough should be really thick now)
  8. STP82389 Drop by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets
  9. Top with additional coconut and chopped pecans (I just used coconut)
  10. Bake for 8-10 minutes until edges are just firm and tops are set
  11. Let cookies cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute before transferring to cooling rack.

Makes 35 cookies.

Each cookie: 85 kcals, 4 grams fat, 11 grams CHO, 2 grams pro.

Enjoy with a glass of milk – or, like me, with my iced coffee :)


BTW: my formula for iced mocha which has worked quite well….

4 oz (1/2 cup) chilled coffee

2 oz (1/4 cup) skim milk

2 oz (1/4 cup) low-fat chocolate milk

Pour all over ice and stir to blend. Makes an 8oz drink for 60 kcals. Much better (financially and calorically) than what you get in the coffee shop!


One Response

  1. you must try my mom’s mocha cake………

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