Friday, June 5, 2015

Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake Cookies

As soon as I laid eyes on these Texas chocolate sheet cake cookies, I knew I had to make them. In fact, I could not get them off my mind. I'm not even kidding. One of my favorite bloggers, Christina Lane over at Dessert for Two, posted a picture of her making these on her Instagram page and I was hooked. Like, I ran to the kitchen, made sure I had everything to make them (of course I did) and starting whipping them out. I kid you not. I don't joke around about cookies. Especially chocolaty cookies. Chocolaty cake like cookies with thick chocolate icing. Oh my my. 

These cookies could not be easier or faster to make. They may be the bestest, fastest cookie ever! Don't trust me. Well fine then. You'll be missing out and don't come crying to me. Was that mean? My bad. Nevertheless, to make these cookies, you'll just need a few simple pantry staples - butter, flour, salt, an egg, baking powder, vanilla and chocolate chips. See, told you. Simple. You'll also need powdered sugar, milk, cocoa powder and a dab of butter for the ooey gooey icing. I am literally salivating just thinking about it. To start on the cookies, you cream the sugar and butter (just like any other cookie recipe), add the egg and all the other ingredients. Lastly, you'll drizzle in the melted chocolate. At this point, the batter will be thick. You'll want to take a big spoon to it, but please try to resist. It will be all gone if you start. Trust me. You'll scoop out the batter (I used my 1.5 tablespoon scoop, but you can use whatever scoop you have or just eyeball it) and bake for 7-8 minutes. It's VERY important to not over bake these cookies. You want them to look just about set and then pull them out. If you cook them any longer, they will be dry. And no one likes dry cookies. 

Once the cookies are all made and cooled, now it's time for the icing. It's almost as easy to make as the cookies, if not easier. I was not kidding when I told you these cookies were easy to make. Here goes the frosting. In a medium size pan, combine the butter, cocoa powder and milk over medium heat. Once everything is melted together and mixed well, stir in the powdered sugar until combined. You'll want to eat this with a spoon too, but again, try to resist. Remove the pan from the heat and drop spoonfuls of the frosting over each cookie. As you drop the icing on, the cookies should be coated as it drips over the top. Oh so good! The cookies take a bit to set up, but once they do, they are amazing. They are tender, cakey (but not dry!) and that icing just takes them over the top. I can't even begin to explain how good they are. You just have to make them for yourself to find out. Once you do, you'll be hooked like I am.

Texas Sheet Cake Cookies (Cookies and Cups and Dessert for Two)

Makes approximately 20 cookies


½ cup butter, room temperature 
⅓ cup granulated sugar 
1 egg 
1 tsp vanilla 
1 tsp baking powder
 ½ tsp salt 
1⅓ cup flour 
½ cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted 


 ½ cup butter
 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
 3 Tbsp milk
 2½ cups powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350° 

Line baking sheet with parchment or silicone mat, set aside. In bowl of stand mixer beat butter and sugar together until light, scraping sides frequently. Add in egg and vanilla and continue mixing until incorporated. Mix in baking powder and salt. Turn mixer to low and slowly add in flour. Dough will be thick. In a microwave safe bowl heat chocolate chips on high in 30 second increments until melted, stirring after every 30 seconds. Mix melted chocolate directly into cookie dough until evenly mixed.  Drop dough by a measured tablespoonish 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 over bake!! Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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. Pour icing over cookies and allow icing to set before serving. Enjoy!

Everything is bigger better in Texas. 

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