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Texas Sheetcake Cookies

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These Texas Sheetcake Cookies taste just like the famous dessert cake! With a rich, velvety chocolate icing and cake-like cookie, this recipe will become a family favorite!

Texas Sheetcake Chocolate iced Cookies

If you’ve never had a classic Texas Sheet Cake then you are missing out big time, my friend! I’m not even much of a cake lover at all, but I will take a slice of Texas Sheet Cake any day of the week.

It’s a chocolatey, moist sheet cake that is slathered in the richest frosting ever. It almost takes like melted fudge  poured all over it. When I was growing up, my mom would sprinkle chopped pecans all over that yummy icing. A lot of my siblings still request this as our birthday cake every year, because it is that good!

So the idea of not having an entire sheet cake staring at me, but instead just a few cookies I can pick at is pretty appealing!

These cookies are a perfectly chocolate, dense cookie. On their own, the cookies are good but not anything outstanding. So please, PLEASE do not skip the frosting. The frosting is what sends them over the top! The frosting is what makes them one of my very favorite cookies ever!

Texas Sheet cake Chocolate iced Cookies Recipe

In fact, sometimes I dip them in frosting and let it set AND THEN… I cover them again in all the remaining frosting!

Because you will have frosting leftover. You could also double the cookie ingredients and keep the frosting recipe as is so that you have a use for all that frosting.

Or you could just eat the leftover frosting with a spoon. Not that I know from experience or anything. Speaking of experience, I’ve also been known to dip pretzels in the leftover frosting. Not a bad combo at all.

Yield: 2 dozen

Texas Sheetcake Cookies

Texas Sheetcake Chocolate iced Cookies Recipe

These Texas Sheetcake Cookies taste just like the famous dessert cake! With a rich, velvety chocolate icing and cake-like cookie, this recipe will become a family favorite!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes


Cookie Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1 1/3 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips, melted


  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 2 Tbsp. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 3 Tbsp. Milk
  • 2.5 cups Powdered Sugar


Cookie Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla extra and continue beating until well mixed. 
  3. On low, add in flour, baking powder and salt and slowly beat until combined.
  4. In a microwave-safe bowl, heat chocolate chips for 30 seconds and stir. Continue heating for 15 seconds at time, stirring in between, until completely smooth. 
  5. Mix melted chocolate into the cookie dough and completely combine.
  6. Drop dough by tablespoons onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 6-7 minutes or until the edges are just starting to set. Do not overbake them as they will set more after removing from oven.
  7. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Frosting Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, combine butter, cocoa powder and milk over medium heat. Which constantly until it is completely melted. Remove from the heat and whisk in powdered sugar until smooth.
  2. I carefully pick up the bottom of each cookie and dip it into the icing. You could also just pour a spoonful of icing over each cookie to cover completely.  Allow the icing to set before stacking them.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 172Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 110mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 0gSugar: 16gProtein: 1g
If you’re looking for even more of my favorite cookie recipes, try these that I have made over and over again for years!

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