Texas Sheet Cake Cookies

Texas Sheet Cake Cookies Recipe

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Brenda Hatfield-Lautenschlaeger


Texas Sheet Cake was a recipe that my grandmother made all the time, and was a favorite treat. Then someone shared this recipe with me today and it brought back memories of her.

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35 Min
5 Min


1/2 c
butter, room temperature
1/3 c
granulated sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
1 1/3 c
1/2 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 c
2 tsp
cocoa powder
3 Tbsp
2 1/2 c
powdered sugar

How to Make Texas Sheet Cake Cookies


  • 1Preheat oven to 350°
  • 2Line baking sheet with parchment or silicone mat, set aside.
  • 3In bowl of stand mixer beat butter and sugar together until light, scraping sides frequently.
  • 4Add in egg and vanilla and continue mixing until incorporated. Mix in baking powder and salt.
  • 5Turn mixer to low and slowly add in flour. Dough will be thick.
  • 6In a microwave safe bowl heat chocolate chips on high in 30 second increments until melted, stirring after every 30 seconds.
  • 7Mix melted chocolate directly into cookie dough until evenly mixed
  • 8Drop 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!!
  • 9Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  • 10Icing
    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.
  • 11Pour icing over cookies and allow icing to set before serving.
  • 12Notes

    Store at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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

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About Texas Sheet Cake Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American