Texas Sheet Cake Cookies

Texas Sheet Cake Cookies. A totally FUN spin on the classic dessert! A dense fudgy cookie topped with the classic poured chocolate icing. You'll LOVE these!
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I’m taking the classic party cake and turning it into a cookie! Texas Sheet Cake Cookies! A fudgy chocolate cookie topped with the classic poured chocolate icing.

Look what I did! Look what I did!

 

Ok, easy now.  Settle yoself.

But y’all now…I made the funnest cookie to ever live.

I mean, they are as fun as a cookie can be without sprinkles.

Because, sprinkles.

 

We love us some Texas Sheet Cake.  If you aren’t familiar, please remove the rock that resides over your life and take a peek here.  It’s just the most basic of all chocolate cakes, but it is a classic.  I have a similar cake here on my site, but my Gramma called it Sunday Chocolate Cake.  It’s a bit thicker, not being a sheet cake, but it’s a close second.

Anywayyyyy, these cookies are a worked out version of the cake.

They are a dense chocolate cookie with a poured frosting all up on it.

 

I think I would like to pour chocolate icing all over my life.

 

OK..Texas Sheet Cake Cookies.

Texas Sheet Cake Cookies. A totally FUN spin on the classic dessert! A dense fudgy cookie topped with the classic poured chocolate icing. You'll LOVE these!

They are a pretty simple cookie. The batter is thick, but that helped get me the texture of the cookie that I was after..

Texas Sheet Cake Cookies. A totally FUN spin on the classic dessert! A dense fudgy cookie topped with the classic poured chocolate icing. You'll LOVE these!

There’s also melted chocolate…

Texas Sheet Cake Cookies. A totally FUN spin on the classic dessert! A dense fudgy cookie topped with the classic poured chocolate icing. You'll LOVE these!

It gets mixed right into the cookie dough!

Texas Sheet Cake Cookies. A totally FUN spin on the classic dessert! A dense fudgy cookie topped with the classic poured chocolate icing. You'll LOVE these!

The trick is to not over-bake these guys.  The center of the cookie should be soft and dense.  If you over-bake them until the center is firm you will end up with hard little cookies, which are no good to anyone.

Measure your dough out by the tablespoon and bake them for 6-7 minutes depending on your oven until the tops don’t appear “wet”. Like I said, just 6-7 minutes.

They’ll look like this…

Texas Sheet Cake Cookies. A totally FUN spin on the classic dessert! A dense fudgy cookie topped with the classic poured chocolate icing. You'll LOVE these!

Now make your simple poured frosting.

It’s just butter, cocoa powder, milk and powdered sugar…

Texas Sheet Cake Cookies. A totally FUN spin on the classic dessert! A dense fudgy cookie topped with the classic poured chocolate icing. You'll LOVE these!

Pour that over your cookies…

Texas Sheet Cake Cookies. A totally FUN spin on the classic dessert! A dense fudgy cookie topped with the classic poured chocolate icing. You'll LOVE these!

You could sit the cookies on a wire rack and let the icing drip down, but I prefer to do it on a baking sheet.

Yep, I make those cookies just SIT in that frosting…like a frosting hot tub.

 

When the icing has set, use a spatula to transfer the cookies to a tray…

Texas Sheet Cake Cookies. A totally FUN spin on the classic dessert! A dense fudgy cookie topped with the classic poured chocolate icing. You'll LOVE these!

And then most definitely eat the rest of the icing. It would be wrong not to.

Texas Sheet Cake Cookies. A totally FUN spin on the classic dessert! A dense fudgy cookie topped with the classic poured chocolate icing. You'll LOVE these!

Once they set up they will be good to go!

Texas Sheet Cake Cookies. A totally FUN spin on the classic dessert! A dense fudgy cookie topped with the classic poured chocolate icing. You'll LOVE these!

Store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days, even though we both know they won’t last that long!!!

 

4.2 from 16 reviews
Texas Sheet Cake Cookies
 
makes 24 cookies
Ingredients
Cookies
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1⅓ cup flour
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
Icing
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 2½ cups powdered sugar
Instructions
Cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment or silicone mat, set aside.
  3. In bowl of stand mixer beat butter and sugar together until light, scraping sides frequently.
  4. Add in egg and vanilla and continue mixing until incorporated. Mix in baking powder and salt.
  5. Turn mixer to low and slowly add in flour. Dough will be thick.
  6. In a microwave safe bowl heat chocolate chips on high in 30 second increments until melted, stirring after every 30 seconds.
  7. Mix melted chocolate directly into cookie dough until evenly mixed.
  8. Drop dough by a measured tablespoon sized mounds onto baking sheet. Bake for 7-8 minutes until cookies just appear set. They will still be very soft on the inside. DO NOT overbake!!
  9. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Icing
  1. In a medium saucepan combine butter, cocoa powder and milk over medium heat, whisking until melted together. Remove from heat and whisk in powdered sugar.
  2. Pour icing over cookies and allow icing to set before serving.
Notes
store at room temperature for up to 3 days.

*Make sure not to overbake these cookies. The insides will remain soft and dense if baked correctly.

 

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Guest
March 4, 2014 6:59 pm

My first reaction to seeing this on my feed was Oh my gosh WHAT! Yeah, I haven’t made Texas Sheet Cake in ages, even though I love it, but you know, so much CAKE. These would be an awesome alternative! I’ll definitely have to give them a try.

Guest
March 4, 2014 7:07 pm

Texas sheet cake is sooooo good. You made COOKIES?? Yum!

Guest
March 4, 2014 8:44 pm

All I can say is awesome!!

Guest
March 4, 2014 8:52 pm

Genius idea! Pinned!! :)

Guest
March 4, 2014 9:22 pm

This is so very wrong that it’s right. As in, the best idea you’ve EVER had right. My mouth is watering, and my heart kinda skipped a beat, I’m not kidding. You make your fellow Texans proud, Shelly.

Guest
March 4, 2014 10:26 pm

What a great idea! These look amazing!

Guest
March 4, 2014 10:48 pm

Ah these look gorgeous! I love it when ppl take existing baking beauties and make them even better. After all, isn’t everything better in cookie form! Thanks for sharing!

Guest
March 5, 2014 6:38 am

Love how they just sit in the bath of icing. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

Guest
March 5, 2014 7:26 am

Frosting hot tub = Measuring stick for all future hot tubs I shall encounter

Guest
March 5, 2014 8:24 am

How fun are these cookies?! Need to make these today!!

Guest
March 5, 2014 9:15 am

So in love with these!

Guest
March 5, 2014 11:47 am

You’re so creative, Shelly! If I would trust anyone to make a riff on my beloved favorite Chocolate Cake, it would be you!
My grandma used to call it Chocolate Sheeth cake. hehehe

Guest
March 5, 2014 12:04 pm

THESE COOKIES THOUGH!!! Wow… my favorite cake turned cookie. Hats off to you, I mean really. I can’t wait to try!

Guest
March 5, 2014 12:38 pm

What a great idea, love ittttttttt! And, a great excuse to eat a tray full of frosting :) :)

Guest
March 5, 2014 1:37 pm

Oh my drool. I want to be in the poured frosting hot tub. Please. Gahhh

Guest
March 5, 2014 1:58 pm

Bookmarking this immediately!

Guest
March 5, 2014 2:21 pm

there are seriously no words for how much I want to violently shove my face into a platter full of these cookies.

Guest
TERRI
March 5, 2014 2:43 pm

oh em gee..you’re killin’ me….! I. NEED. TO. MAKE. THESE.
Thank you!

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Debbie Caraballo
March 5, 2014 3:03 pm

Texas Sheet Cake is my all time favorite, and the favorite of both my daughters as well. Even though I’m living in NJ now, I always make it at least twice, when I go down home to visit; which is twice a year. I’ve always made mine in a 9×13, like your Gramma’s Sunday Chocolate Cake. And I’ve never used the nuts in the icing. These cookies are just BRILLIANT! Thanks so much for figuring this one out!

Deb

Guest
March 5, 2014 3:35 pm

This is why I love you so much! Texas Sheet Cake is only my favorite cake on earth and you just MADE COOKIES OUT OF IT????? Yes, please! This is absolutely the next cookie I am making – no doubt about it. The Sunday Cake you made the the past is exactly like a recipe that a friend of mine made for me and I FLIPPED out over – and now it’s pretty much the main cake I make (or that my family allows me to make). Thank you for this twist on our family’s favorite!!!

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Sarah
March 5, 2014 6:26 pm

Brilliant!

Guest
March 5, 2014 6:26 pm

OMG, These look absolutely insane! Being from Texas, we LOVE us some Texas Sheet Cake. I make a White Chocolate and a Peanut Butter version as well as the chocolate one. What do you think about subbing peanut butter chips in the cookie dough for the chocolate to make peanut butter ones? Think regular peanut butter would be better?

Guest
March 5, 2014 6:30 pm

Ummmm, ok. SO Texas sheet cake is one of my many addictions, so I am loving these cookies. Brilliant!!

Guest
March 5, 2014 8:17 pm

These look so delicious! I have got to make some of these!

Guest
March 5, 2014 11:02 pm

I totally agree – brilliant! They look heavenly.

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Melissa Jangula
March 6, 2014 12:02 am

If you want your head to spin right off of your shoulders, next time you make that icing, brown the butter before you add the other ingredients. Seriously. This will forever change your chocolate icing covered life. You are welcome.

Guest
March 6, 2014 12:54 am

You are amazing. This sounds amazing. These are the cookies I want when I have a bad day!

Guest
March 6, 2014 6:11 am

Delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!Ely http://viaggioeassaggio.blogspot.it/

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Emily Fortschneider
March 6, 2014 2:22 pm

You had me at Texas Cake!! Excited that it is in cookie form. What about adding chopped pecans to the “pour icing”? Have you tried that yet?

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Lisa Lassetter
March 6, 2014 9:48 pm

Texas sheet cake has been a long time favorite of my family. Made the cookies tonight. They were awesome! All that yummy goodness in a tiny bite size. Thanks for sharing.

Guest
March 7, 2014 8:18 am

No Way. No way. No way. You are too good, Shelly!!! Texas sheet cake cookies?!?!?!? I love how your mind works!

Guest
Ashley
March 8, 2014 3:39 pm

It’s really supposed to be baking Powder? I’m in the middle of baking…i did two test ones. They are not thick like the pictures but mine aren’t flat either. So I’m putting the dough in the refrigerator to chill. Hopefully this will help .

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Ashley
March 8, 2014 4:05 pm

I am using a cookie scoop too. Maybe I’m using my scoop that is too small. But it seemed closest to the tablespoon. Oh well.

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Rebekah
March 8, 2014 5:03 pm

My sister’s absolutely love Texas Sheet Cake so when I saw this recipe I knew I had to make these cookies… They were awesome and didn’t disappoint! The only thing I think I will change next time is the addition of some toasted pecans sprinkled on top :) Thank you for a great recipe!

Guest
March 8, 2014 10:15 pm

Oh My Gosh!!!!! These are amazing!!! I love Texas Sheet Cake and these taste just like the cake. I did add more powdered sugar because I wanted to spread the icing on instead of pouring.
Love, love, love….thanks for sharing.

Guest
April
March 8, 2014 11:52 pm

I love these!!! I can’t wait to try it! I love your baking sheet too! Where did you get it if you don’t mind me asking? I have never seen one like that! I love it!

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Lana
March 9, 2014 5:16 pm

Every time I make Texas Sheet Cake, I lick the frosting spatula and scrape the pan after I’m done frosting the cake. Each time, I think to myself, ‘one of these days I’m going to make just a batch of frosting and eat the whole thing’. These cookies might as well be the equivalent to that thought. I will be making these immediately!

Guest
March 9, 2014 8:39 pm

Okay – I just made these and they are seriously one of the best cookies I have ever made! The dough was so easy to work with and that icing is just the greatest thing ever. Seriously. It took all of my self restraint to not eat every single bit left on my parchment paper!

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Deb
March 10, 2014 11:25 am

Hi, I’m looking forward to making these and I will definitely brown the butter and add pecans! Question ~ can I make the dough ahead of time and freeze? I’d like to make these for the annual cookie exchange.

Guest
Bonnie
March 11, 2014 11:55 am

I just really want to hug you right now. Just…really, a whole lot. Wow.

Guest
March 12, 2014 3:13 pm

Absolutely genius! I love Texas Sheet Cake, so these cookies are right up my alley. Definitely will be making these soon… thank you!!

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Alexandra
March 14, 2014 2:28 pm

Hey Shelly! I made these and they really did come out delicious, the only problem I had with them was they spread when cooked and went really flat?!

They still tasted delicious mind you, but is there a way to keep them from spreading so much? Should I chill the dough?

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Becky
May 6, 2014 10:18 pm

We just made these tonight also and they spread out and became flat also, Wondering what went wrong?!?!?

Guest
AE
March 14, 2014 9:31 pm

I’m so sad! These looked so good that I couldn’t wait to make them. Unfortunately they weren’t. They really had no flavor. Definitely missing something. No where near as good as a Texas sheet cake. My husband and kids told me to go ahead and throw them out. :-(

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Jamie
March 15, 2014 1:18 pm

No cinnamon? And what is bake for 7-7 minutes mean?

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Jamie
March 15, 2014 1:20 pm

*does

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Jamie
March 15, 2014 4:10 pm

Thank you! Definitely making them.

Guest
March 16, 2014 9:03 am

I just found your site via a friend on Instagram. Your recipes look SO tasty and I specifically can’t wait to try the Texas Sheet Cake cookies! :)

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sue
March 17, 2014 7:34 pm

I made these cookies this weekend. Super delicious. They are even better the second day.

Guest
Jasmine
March 18, 2014 7:30 pm

I just made these and they are heaven! I’ve never had Texas Sheet cake to compare but this is now my favorite chocolate cookie recipe!!!!!

Guest
angie
March 19, 2014 10:09 pm

This should say, baking soda? Mine were flat

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Jacquelyn
April 18, 2015 3:16 pm

If you grease your pan, they come out flat. I had the same frustrating issue. It either says ungreased pan here or I googled it but that is all you did wrong. Try again…1 year later. Sorry. Good luck!

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Ashley
March 20, 2014 2:30 pm

After storing in airtight container, do you all recommend leaving on the counter or in the fridge? Frosting seems to be a bit melty but I’m afraid if I put them in the fridge they might get too hard…?

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