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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!

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

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

Scale

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.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 178
  • Sugar: 26.4 g
  • Sodium: 77.8 mg
  • Fat: 5.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 32.3 g
  • Protein: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.8 mg

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272 comments on “Texas Sheet Cake Cookies”

  1. I’ve never had Texas sheet cake, but I’ve made these cookies and can say they are delicious!!!

  2. Hey! That’s MY secret ingredient too, cinnamon! Actually, a friend handed down the original recipe to me but they called it ‘Lucy Cake’.

  3. Vickie Garcia

    When I make chocolate sheet cake I add 1 t. of cinnaman and many love the recipe.

  4. The icing might get a little sticky when they’re thawed out. I might wait and frost them then, instead of before freezing.
    it’s so delicious and tasty texas sheet cake.

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