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Texas Sheet Cake Cookies


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These Texas Sheet Cake Cookies are soft and chewy cookies that are sweet and chocolaty. These cookies are so delicious that I want to consider them their own food group.

If you love soft chocolate cookies you are going to love this homemade cookie recipe. These soft cookies turn out so rich and chewy that the entire family is going to have a hard time stopping at just one.

An image of stacked Texas Sheet Cookies, with the top cookie cut into half highlighting the cross section of the cookie, and a glass of milk beside it.

Chocolate Sheet Cake Cookies

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Why I Love This Recipe

This recipe for Texas sheet cake cookies is rich, chewy, and fudgy and is bound to be a hit with your entire family.

  • Ready in under 30 minutes
  • Easy to make
  • Always a hit at parties
  • Perfect for picky eaters
  • Fills the house with a delicious aroma

If you love chocolate cookies you are also going to love these peanut butter stuffed cookies recipe.

Texas Sheet Cookies on a grey serving plate.

Ingredients

To make these Texas sheet cake cookies you only need ten basic ingredients. You already have most of these ingredients on hand which can save you a trip to the grocery store.

  • butter – melted
  • sugar
  • egg
  • Vanilla
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • flour
  • Milk Chocolate chips – melted
  • Cocoa
  • Milk
  • powdered sugar

Substitutions

Chocolate Chips: Use semi-sweet or dark chocolate in place of milk chocolate chips if you would like.

Store bought frosting: Don’t want to make your own frosting. Melt store bought chocolate frosting for 30 seconds at a time until you can pour it.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

To make these chewy cookies you only need three kitchen tools.

How to Make Texas Sheet Cake Cookies

This recipe for Texas sheet cake cookies only has seven steps. Follow these steps and you will end up with soft and rich chocolate cookies.

Step 1: Preheat the oven and cream butter and sugar

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then in the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar, until light and fluffy.  Add the egg, and vanilla, and blend until smooth.

Step 2: Mix dry ingredients

In a bowl, mix together the baking powder, salt, and flour.  Add the flour mixture to the mixing bowl, and mix on low until all the flour is incorporated. 

Step 3: Melt the chocolate

Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave, at 15-second intervals, stirring in between, until chocolate chips are melted. Stir until smooth, and add to the mixing bowl.  Mix on medium speed until well blended.

a mixer paddle with cookie dough on it above the rest of the cookie dough in the mixing bowl

Step 4: Shape the cookie dough

Drop by the Tablespoonful onto a nonstick cookie sheet (you can also line the cookie sheet with Parchment paper). 

A batch of shaped cookie dough being placed on a non stick baking sheet.

Step 5: Bake the cookies

Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, until completely baked.  Remove from oven, and leave cookies on cookie sheet.

Step 6: Make the icing

While cookies are baking, make the Icing:  In a medium sauce pan, place the butter, cocoa, and milk, and stir until melted, and smooth.  Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in powdered sugar, stirring until completely smooth.

Ingredients  being combined in a white mixing bowl to make an icing.

Step 7: Ice the cookies

Spoon the icing over the cookies on the cookie sheet, and allow icing to set as cookies cool. Once cookies have completely cooled, remove from cookie sheet, and place on a cookie platter.

Putting an icing on bare cookies on a cooling rack.

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Want to make this cookie recipe your own? Here are some swaps for this cookie recipe.

Chocolate Chips: Add in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to your batter for extra chocolaty cookies.

Cream Cheese Frosting: Want to make this recipe all new? Use cream cheese frosting on top of your cookies.

An image of stacked Texas Sheet Cookies, with the top cookie cut into half highlighting the cross section of the cookie.

Toppings

Want to add some flare to the top of these Texas sheet cake cookies? Here are my favorite topping ideas.

  • chopped pecans
  • shaved chocolate
  • mini white chocolate chips
  • chopped andes mints
  • chopped candy bars

Tips

Looking for tips to make sure that your cookies turn out well? Here are my best tips for baking these chocolate sheet cake cookies.

  • No need to chill this dough.
  • Is the dough sticking to your hands? Wet your hands with water and then shape your cookies.
  • Line your baking sheet with parchment paper or spray well with cooking spray.
A close up shot of Texas Sheet Cookies highlighting the chocolate icing.

FAQs

Have questions about this recipe for Texas sheet cake cookies? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

How to store

Store your cookies at room temperature in a covered container for up to one week.

Can I freeze?

Yes! You can freeze these cookies for up to three months. However, I do recommend freezing these cookies unfrosted.

Can I make these cookies ahead?

Yes! However, I do not recommend making these cookies more than 24 hours in advance.

A close up overhead shot of Texas Sheet Cookies highlighting the chocolate icing.

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Texas Sheet Cake Cookies Recipe

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Texas Sheet Cake Cookies

These cookies are so delicious and everyone loves them!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert (Cookies)
Cuisine American
Servings 24 Cookies
Calories 170 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowls
  • Mixer
  • Cookie Sheet

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup Milk Chocolate chips melted

Icing ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa
  • 3 Tablespoons Milk
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar, until light and fluffy. Add the egg, and vanilla, and blend until smooth.
  • In a bowl, mix together the baking powder, salt, and flour. Add the flour mixture to the mixing bowl, and mix on low until all the flour is incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl, and blend again.
  • Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave, at 15 second intervals, stirring in between, until chocolate chips are melted. Stir until smooth, and add to the mixing bowl. Mix on medium speed until well blended.
  • Drop by the Tablespoonful onto a non stick cookie sheet (you can also line the cookie sheet with Parchment paper). Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, until completely baked. Remove from oven, and leave cookies on cookie sheet.
  • While cookies are baking, make the Icing: In a medium sauce pan, place the butter, cocoa, and milk, and stir until melted, and smooth. Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in powdered sugar, stirring until completely smooth.
  • Spoon the Icing over the cookies on the cookie sheet, and allow Icing to set as cookies cool. Once cookies have completely cooled, remove from cookie sheet, and place on a cookie platter.

Nutrition

Serving: 1CookieCalories: 170kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 1gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 121mgPotassium: 38mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 249IUCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
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An image of stacked Texas Sheet Cookies, with the top cookie cut into half highlighting the cross section of the cookie with a text at the top saying "Texas Sheet Cake Cookies".

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