< Back to all recipes

The Big Game

German Chocolate Chunk Cookies

German Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Recipe shared by:Duncan Hines

Make these decadent cookies for your next party!

  • Hands-on Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 60 Minutes
  • Servings: 48 cookies
  • Difficulty: INTERMEDIATE


  • 1 package Duncan Hines® Decadent German Chocolate Cake Mix
  • ½ cup plus 2 Tbsp. butter, melted and divided
  • ¼ cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup EACH milk chocolate chunks and white chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 2 Tbsp. warm water
  • 1 cup cranberries, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced almonds

Baking Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Combine cake mix, butter, yogurt and vanilla in a large bowl with wooden spoon until blended. Stir in chips and pecans.
  • Blend small ingredient pouch with water, cranberries, almonds and remaining 2 tablespoons melted butter; set aside.
  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2-inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly and evenly top with small ingredient pouch mixture.
  • Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until set. Cool cookies 1 minute on pan. Cool completely on wire rack.
  • Baking Tip: Use a 1 to 1-1/4-inch scoop to form dough into balls. For best results, bake one baking sheet at a time. If baking two sheets together, rotate pans halfway through baking.
  • If desired, drizzle with melted Duncan Hines Home-Style Vanilla Frosting. To melt place ½ cup frosting in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High 10 to 15 seconds; stir until smooth.

Tips & Inspirations

Pour 2-3 cups of sugar into a sealable container. Combine with the zest of one lemon, shake well and store. Lemon infused sugar can be used immediately or kept for months, just like regular sugar.

Keep brown sugar soft by adding a couple of marshmallows to the bag.

To make crystallized honey liquid again make it liquid again, place the honey jar in a container that allows water to move around it freely. Run under a hot water tap (shaking occasionally) until the crystals have melted.

For a uniform bake, always scoop and bake the same size cookie. This will ensure your cookies cooked to just the correct doneness every time.

Other Recipes


The Baker's Club

There are lots of sweet reasons to!
  • Exclusive content like recipes,
    hacks and inspiration
  • Large community of bakers
  • New product news, coupons
    and samples
Sign Up