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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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cut the sugary taste in frosting

cut the sugary taste in frosting

just a quick trick I've found to make frosting taste not so super sweet and rich: take one container of your fave frosting and put it in a bowl add 1/2 of a container of Cool Whip (or generic dessert topping....canned toppings do not work for this. use your mixer and mix until completely blended together. Frost cake as usual. Keep cake refrigerated so that frosting doesn't melt.

ABC cake already baked cake

ABC cake already baked cake

in a hurry for time so, you bake the 8 inch cake let cool completely then store in glad baggie place in freezer. when you ready for desert let thaw then frost !!!

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