Guys, fair warning- these may be the simplest cookies ever. So stinkin easy, and I’d be willing to bet you have everything in your pantry to make them RIGHT NOW. They’re so easy, I made them twice in one week after my mother-in-law posted the recipe. My husband greatly appreciated this as Texas sheet cake is his all-time favorite. 😉 The cookies are soft, almost brownie-like in texture; the icing literally melts in your mouth. Just chocolatey enough without being overwhelming. You’ve been warned.
For the cookies:
- 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 and 1/3 cup flour
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
For the icing:
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 2 tbsps cocoa powder
- 3 tbsps milk
- 2 and 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a couple of baking sheets with parchment paper (you’ll end up with about 2 dozen cookies). In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about a minute or two. Add the egg and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Put chocolate chips in a small, microwaveable bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals until completely melted. Add melted chocolate to the stand mixer bowl and blend well.
I think the dough ends up looking like chocolate ice cream! 😋
Use a measuring tablespoon to scoop dough and roll into small balls. These don’t puff up too much so don’t worry about putting them too close together!
Bake for about 7 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack. They make still look shiny and not baked through- this is ok! You don’t want to over-bake them and the baking sheet will finish them nicely while they’re cooling.
While your cookies are cooling, whip up the icing. In a small saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa powder, and milk.
Mix together on medium heat until butter is completely melted. Remove from heat and whisk in the powdered sugar.
Use a spoon to drizzle icing generously on top of the the cookies…
Then attempt to wait a while for the icing to completely set before eating. I don’t think we’ve made it more than 15 minutes without taste testing and they’re fine… Just a bit messy. 😊
Stupid easy, amirite? Enjoy with a cold glass of milk or a cup of coffee, or standing over your kitchen sink before your toddler comes in demanding a cookie for himself… What? 😜
Recipe adapted slightly from Kylee’s Kitchen.
*I apologize for the abysmal quality of the photos. It was dark, rainy, and generally gross when I made these!