This recipe for Texas Sheet Cake Cookies was sponsored by Imperial Sugar, all opinions are my own.

Texas Sheet Cake Cookies

When I first started thinking about WHAT to make for this crazy, crazy as in awesome, week of #Choctoberfest I could not get Texas Sheet Cake out of my head. Why? I guess I wanted a chance to make something I’d never eaten before and that not everyone else would be making. I wanted new and different to eat and to share for #Choctoberfest, I found what I was looking for in Texas Sheet Cake Cookies. If you love to bake and try new things too, think about joining my Ten Week Great British Baking Show Bake-Along, it’s going to be FUN!

Texas Sheet Cake

I’d only ever made a Texas Sheet Cake once but I swear it was the most chocolaty chocolate thing I’d ever made. And I didn’t even get to eat any of it, I was simply handed a recipe and asked if I could make it for a luncheon. I did and I drooled over it but because it would look funny to deliver a “sheet” cake with a piece cut out of it, I stayed out of it. When #Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar came along I knew it was the perfect opportunity to make that recipe again, except by this time I’d lost the recipe, no worries there, off to the Internet I went.

Best Chocolate Cookie Recipe

There are roughly a gazillion recipes for Texas Sheet Cake, I looked at all of them but once you’ve seen a half a gazillion you’ve seen them all. One recipe by Cookies and Cupcakes caught my eye though because it made 24 cookies instead of an entire cake and that seemed a smart way to make lunch box treats for kids AND get ooey gooey Texas Sheet Cake in one fell swoop. So I settled on the Texas Sheet Cake Cookies and got to work gathering ingredients. Believe me when I say this the best chocolate cookie recipe I’ve ever made.

Texas Sheet Cake Cookies

Texas Sheet Cake Cookies. Ooey gooey frosting, Dense chocolate cookie, does it get ANY better?
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time5 hrs 27 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cookies


  • 1/2 cup+2 TBSP softened butter divided
  • 2/3 cup Sugar scant 2/3 cup, vanilla sugar is even better
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
  • icing ingredients
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 TBSP cocoa powder
  • 1 TBSP milk
  • 2 1/4 cup powdered sugar


  • to make cookies
  • preheat oven to 350˚
  • melt the 2 TBPS of butter, a scant 1/3 cup of sugar and the cocoa powder together just until melted then let it cool
  • meanwhile cream the remaining 1/2 cup butter and the full 1/3 cup sugar together until light and fluffy
  • beat in the egg and vanilla
  • in a separate bowl mix the the baking soda, salt and flour
  • stir into the sugar mixture
  • then add the cocoa mix and stir until well mixed
  • line two baking sheets with silpat or parchment paper
  • drop the dough by TBSP onto the lined baking sheets, making about 24 cookies
  • bake each sheet 7-8 minutes or until just starting to set, don't over bake or burn them
  • let them cool on the sheets for a few minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack
  • keep your baking sheets to place the iced cookies back on so they can be put some where to let the icing set up
  • when the cookies are cool make the icing, it does set up so don't make it before hand
  • to make the icing: whisk the the butter, cocoa powder and milk together over medium heat until melted and mixed together
  • remove from the heat and add the powdered sugar stirring to combine
  • gently take each cookie and dip the top in the icing and then place it back on the baking sheet to set up
  • once they've set up gently lift them off the baking sheet and place on a platter or plate
  • there will be plenty of icing left on the sheet and it makes a tasty treat to pick at, don't waste it
  • they can be eaten right away but if you want the icing to harden up give them at least 3-4 hours
  • store them lightly covered but not airtight because the icing will get gummy
Texas Sheet Cake Cookie Dough


Texas Sheet Cake Cookie


Freshly Dipped Texas Sheet Cake Cookies
Texas Sheet Cake Cookies

I finally made a video for this recipe–enjoy!