- 1 pkg. (18.25oz.) German chocolate cake mix
- 2/3 cup shortening
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/2 cups pecan halves
- Caramel Frosting
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
In a small bowl, mix together powdered sugar, caramel topping, butter and vanilla. Mix well and set aside to frost cookies.
Preheat to 375 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. In medium size mixing bowl, with electric mixer, combine 1/2 of cake mix, shortening and eggs. Add remaining cake mix, beat until well mixed, mixture will be thick.
Place 3 pecan halves, with ends touching in center, on cookie sheet. Form cookie dough into 1-inch round balls, place in center of pecans.
Bake 8-10 minutes, until centers are slightly puffed and edges are set. Cool, frost with caramel frosting, sprinkle with toasted coconut.
Makes 5-6 dozen cookies.