Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Sheet cake cookies

My mom makes a mean Texas sheet cake. It's the ever popular choice of birthday cakes for my whole family and I think she could probably make it in her sleep...

I found this pin a few weeks ago and decided it might be worth a try for family dinner on Sunday. They were amazing! It's no "Sue's sheet cake" but still pretty awesome!

A little bit of work, but worth every second!

You need:
For the cookie:
1/2 cup of butter at room temperature
1/2 cup of sugar (the original called for 1/3 but they seemed salty to me)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp of salt
1 1/3 cups of flour
1/2 cup of  melted chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Grease or line a cookie sheet
3. In a mixer cream together the butter and sugar
4. Add in the egg and vanilla
5. Then add in the dry ingredients. The dough is super thick and heavy. 
6. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl at 30 second increments until it is super melty. Add the chocolate into the mixer.
7. Next measure out the cookies using a tablespoon on the cookie sheet. Pop into the oven for 7-8 minutes. DO NOT bake any longer! They are super soft and harden up after they cool.

For the icing:
1/2 cup of butter 
2 Tbsp of cocoa
3 Tbsp of milk
2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar

1. While the cookies are baking, in a saucepan melt together the butter, milk and cocoa.
2. Whisk in the powdered sugar
3. Once cookies are fresh out of the oven, spoon the melty icing over the still hot cookies (My icing had hardened a little and it was difficult to spoon over the cookies, so time is of the essence!)
4.Allow the cookie and icing to set before removing them from the cookie sheet
*** Notes- This only made 17 cookies, I will double the recipe next time
I will also add some walnut or pecans to the icing to jazz it up a little
They were amazing and my family and friends at school gobbled them up!!

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