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German Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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Make these decadent cookies for your next party!

  • Hands-On Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 Hour
  • Servings: 48 cookies
  • Difficulty: Pretty Easy
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  • 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

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Combine cake mix, butter, yogurt and vanilla in a large bowl with wooden spoon until blended. Stir in chips and pecans.
  3. Blend small ingredient pouch with water, cranberries, almonds and remaining 2 tablespoons melted butter; set aside.
  4. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2-inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly and evenly top with small ingredient pouch mixture.
  5. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until set. Cool cookies 1 minute on pan. Cool completely on wire rack.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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