I was pinning along on Pinterest when I found this recipe and said, "That's what I'm sharing with Fatal Foodies this week!" The recipe comes from Cookies and Cups, and I recommend you go check out all the mouth-watering photos from the tutorial.
Texas Sheet Cake Cookies
makes 24 cookies
½ cup butter, room temperature
⅓ cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1⅓ cup flour
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
½ cup butter
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
3 Tbsp milk
2½ cups powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350°
Line baking sheet with parchment or silicone mat, set aside.
In bowl of stand mixer beat butter and sugar together until light, scraping sides frequently.
Add in egg and vanilla and continue mixing until incorporated. Mix in baking powder and salt.
Turn mixer to low and slowly add in flour. Dough will be thick.
In a microwave safe bowl heat chocolate chips on high in 30 second increments until melted, stirring after every 30 seconds.
Mix melted chocolate directly into cookie dough until evenly mixed.
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!!
Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
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.
Pour icing over cookies and allow icing to set before serving.
store at room temperature for up to 3 days.
*Make sure not to overbake these cookies. The insides will remain soft and dense if baked correctly.
Fatal Foodies is a group of mystery writers and food lovers. We'll be reviewing food-related cozy mysteries, posting recipes, commenting on writing-related subjects, and announcing book signings and other events. We might even host some contests and/or giveaways.
I'm a full-time freelance writer, editor and author living in Virginia. I have a terrific husband and two wonderful children who are, by the way, boy/girl twins. I love writing, reading, baking, cake decorating and, sometimes, needle crafts. I prefer almost instant gratification with my needlework, though. I have a cross-stitch picture I've been working on for years; but in the meantime, I've finished several pieces that can be done in an afternoon.
My cozy mystery MURDER TAKES THE CAKE is scheduled for release by Bell Bridge Books in October of 2008. My heroine in MURDER TAKES THE CAKE has her own site. Check it out at Daphne's Delectable Cakes. I also have a Squidoo lens for Freelance and Novel Writing; so, if you're a writer, surf on over to that page.
I'm a stay-at-home mom/writer/food fanatic in Fall Branch, TN. My two novels, Secrets, Lies, and Pies & Cheaters, Pies, and Lullabies, are published by Mountain Girl Press.
Marian Allen has had short stories appear on the labels of coffee cans and the wall of an Indian restaurant. Many of her stories involve food, although she is not, as her youngest daughter claims, obsessed. She is not. She is currently working on a novel with recipes in it, which she'll finish if she can stop cooking and eating long enough to write. Short stories and recipes are available for free on her website, http://marianallen.com/.