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German Chocolate Cake Cookies

Tessa Fisher
These gluten free chocolate cookies are loaded with nuts, coconut and chocolate chips and taste like a rich German chocolate cake, but in cookie form.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 19 mins
Course Baking, Cookie
Servings 20 cookies


  • 5 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 4 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup raw pecans chopped
  • 1/3 cup + 3 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/3 cup dairy-free chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Melt coconut oil, set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda. Whisk to combine.
  • Add coconut oil, honey, egg, and vanilla extract. Stir well to combine until evenly incorporated. Fold in pecans, 1/3 cup coconut flakes, and chocolate chips. Allow batter to rest 2-3 minutes.
  • Using a small spoon or tablespoon, scoop batter and roll into ball with hands. (I recommend spraying hands lightly with cooking spray and more as needed, as batter will be sticky). Place balls evenly onto cookie sheet, pressing down on tops slightly. Sprinkle with additional coconut if desired.
  • Bake for 8-9 minutes. Allow cookies to rest on cookie sheet for 1 to 2 minutes before transferring them to wire rack to cool.
  • Store in an airtight container.


Adapted from my German Chocolate Cookie Bars and my Super Simple Chocolate Chips Cookies.