Texas Sheet Cake Cookies

Texas Sheet Cake Cookies - Chewy and Chocolatey

I think a Texas Sheet Cake is about the best cake ever invented.  The chocolatey cake covered in a fudgy frosting?  Oh man, sign me up.  I’ll eat it every time.  But, as you may have noticed, I don’t make a lot of cakes.  See, the problem with cake is that I’ll eat…. all.  And that’s not a good thing.  Cookies?  I can take those to work.  Cake?  My downfall.

Then I saw this on Pinterest.  Holy criminy!  Texas Sheet Cake Cookies?  As if this wasn’t enough.

Texas Sheet Cake Cookies - Chewy and Chocolatey

But then add a fudgy layer of frosting?

Texas Sheet Cake Cookies - Chewy and Chocolatey

My cookies don’t look as fancy.  My disclaimer is that my frosting was a little too thick to pour.  But it sure didn’t take away from the taste.

I have to tell you, these cookies are AMAZING!!!!  They are beyond delicious and yes, now I can add cookies to my “yikes, I’m going to eat them all” list.  Ugh, but yeah.

Texas Sheet Cake Cookies - Chewy and Chocolatey

Thank you to Cookies and Cups for this amazing recipe!

Texas Sheet Cake Cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
  • Icing
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 2½ cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper, 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
  11. 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.
  12. Pour icing over cookies and allow icing to set before serving.

Texas Sheet Cake Cookies - Chewy and Chocolatey


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  1. do you think you could make this ahead of time and freeze? Or will the frosting get weird? Maybe make the cookies and frost before serving?

    • I think they would freeze great. But I wouldn’t frost them first. I’ve frozen fudge before and it sometimes turns a strange white color. You will love these!

  2. How many cups of sugar? I see a question mark instead of a number. Or did I miss something somewhere that explains the question mark? These look sooo good!

  3. I’ve made this recipe too and it is AMAZING. Cookies & Cups is my go to baking blog that always has the most amazing results 🙂

  4. TaraLee says:

    These look amazing! That icing looks more like fudge than icing. Can’t wait to try, but I’ll probably have to fight off the 5 kids, Great Danes and my hubs to get one, lol!

  5. How much granulated sugar is to be put in the cookie batter? Thanks!

  6. How much flour? The recipe shows a question mark for the flour. Thanks.

  7. Yu-um! I saw that recipe, but was in fear of being disappointed, so I’m so glad you tried them and gave them rave reviews! I’ll add it to my summer baking list!

  8. cant wait to make these but the ? In the flour. What does it mean? Thanks

    • Well shoot! Sorry about that. I fixed it in the recipe. Thanks for catching that for me.