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texas sheet cake cookies

a recipe by
Brenda Hatfield-Lautenschlaeger
Jenison, MI

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.

prep time 35 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For texas sheet cake cookies

  • 1/2 c
    butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 10
    Icing 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.
  • 11
    Pour icing over cookies and allow icing to set before serving.
  • 12
    Notes 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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