Texas Sheet Cake Cookies

I’m taking the classic party cake and turning it into a delicious cookie recipe! Texas Sheet Cake Cookies are fudgy chocolate cookies topped with the classic poured chocolate icing. This chocolate frosted dessert will easily become a new party favorite!

Texas Sheet Cake Cookies

Sheet Cake Chocolate Cookie Dessert Recipe

Look what I did! Look what I did!

Ok, easy now.  Settle down, me. 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. 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…here we 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!

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!

Tips and Tricks on Texas Sheet Cake Cookies:

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 7-8 minutes depending on your oven until the tops don’t appear “wet”. Like I said, just 7-8 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!!!

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Texas Sheet Cake Cookies

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 8 min
  • Total Time: 33 min
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description:

I’m taking the classic party cake and turning it into a delicious cookie recipe! Texas Sheet Cake Cookies are fudgy chocolate cookies topped with the classic poured chocolate icing. This chocolate frosted dessert will easily become a new party favorite!


Ingredients:

Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted

Icing

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 2 1/2 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.

Keywords:: sheet cake cookie recipe, texas sheet cake cookie recipe, chocolate dessert recipe, homemade chocolate cookie recipe, chocolate cookie recipe, chocolate frosted cookie recipe, how to make sheet cake cookies

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267 Responses
  1. April

    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!

  2. 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.

  3. Rebekah

    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!

  4. Ashley

    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.

  5. Ashley

    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 .

    1. Shelly

      Yes, I used baking powder. Mine were about 1/2 an inch thick. Thickness doesn’t matter too, much. I also used a cookie scoop to scoop the dough with tends to add a bit of height.

  6. Lisa Lassetter

    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.

  7. Emily Fortschneider

    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?

  8. Melissa Jangula

    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.

  9. 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?

  10. 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!!!

  11. Debbie Caraballo

    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

  12. 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

    1. Sandee

      Made one of bakers big mistakes….I didn’t make sure I had all ingredients.

      Can I use melted chocolate chips in place of cocoa? I’m upset! Can’t believe I didn’t check first.

  13. 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.

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