cookiesdessertrecipes November 18, 2010

German Chocolate Cookies

1/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup flour
2/3 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup flax seed meal
1/4 cup unswt. cocoa powder
3 oz dark or sweet baking chocolate, chopped
1/3 cup flaked coconut
1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted
Chopped pecans, optional
Flaked coconut, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium high speed for 30 seconds.  Add brown sugar, b. soda, and salt.  Beat until well-combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.  Beat in egg and vanilla until combined.  Beat in flour.  Stir in rolled oats, flax seed meal, and cocoa powder.  Stir in chopped chocolate, coconut and pecans (dough will be thick). 
Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.  If desired, sprinkle tops with additional chopped pecans and flaked coconut.  Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are just firm and tops are set.  Let cookies cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute.