German Chocolate Cake Cookies


Yield- approximately 30 cookies

1 box German chocolate cake mix

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup caramel chips

1 cup sweetened coconut

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup chopped pecans

2 eggs, beaten

1/2 cup canola oil

1 teaspoon coconut extract

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees

-In the bowl of a stand mixer (using the paddle attachment), or a large bowl using a wooden spoon, add and first 6 ingredients and mix until just combined.

-In a small bowl whisk together the eggs, oil and extract.

-Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients in the large bowl and mix until well combined.

-Scoop out a tablespoon of dough and form the dough into balls the size of golf balls.

-Place the dough on parchment lined baking sheets (12 per sheet)

-Bake each sheet for 10 minutes and then remove from the oven.

-Flatten each cookie with the back of a spatula and return to the oven to continue baking for an additional 10 -12 minutes.

-Remove the baking sheet from the oven and cool the cookies on a wire rack.

-Continue with the remaining cookie dough until complete.