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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Eat This: German Chocolate Cookies

Probably should have saved these for the fall (as an Oktoberfest tie-in, get it?), but as I have made these twice in the last couple of weeks, the recipe is fresh on my mind.

1 box German chocolate cake mix
1/2 cup melted butter
1 egg
1/4 cup water
Half of a bag each of semi-sweet chocolate chips and butterscotch chips

Mix all ingredients together.  Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 12 minutes.  Yield:  36 cookies.

These suckers are hard to kill - the dough retains its integrity without refrigeration between batches, and as a result the cookies don't spread all that much.  I use a cookie scoop with these, which (because of the aforementioned minimal spreading) generates a cookie that's fairly tall and not terribly wide.  Perhaps because of their proportions (maybe it's a ratio of density to surface area thing?), they are very, very hard to burn.  And you can get more than three dozen out of one recipe.  They are my go-to cookie in situations where I need LOTS AND LOTS of cookies, because it is so easy to double the recipe and crank out dozens and dozens of  these suckers.

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