Chocolate anyone?

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I made this last night. I was going to bring to work this morning and walked right out and left them on the table….sorry work friends.   Have no fear, hubby will probably get them to me later today.  I hadn’t made anything for a while with the schedule I have had and have wanted to try these.  No disappointment here!  Hubby tasted the icing first, there was a little left over.  Score!  Then once the icing had set, he just had to get an iced cookie and – bam! Score again.  He said it reminded him of a brownie, a really good brownie.  

 

These are really easy to make and so glad I saved this recipe.  Give them a mix and see if they become a favorite of your peeps.

I did not “pour” the icing as it suggested.  I did “dip” the cookies in the icing, then placed them back on the rack to “set”.  Make them however is easiest for you.  Your method is what works for you.  Happy baking!

Texas Sheet Cake Cookies – makes 2 dozen

1/2 cup butter, room temperature

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/3 cups plain flour

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted

Icing:

1/2 cup butter

 2 Tbsp cocoa powder

3 Tbsp milk

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

 

For the cookies, preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat (silpat) and set aside.   In bowl of stand mixer (hand mixer will work but keep in mind this batter gets thick) beat butter and sugar together until light, scraping sides frequently.  Add in egg and vanilla and continue mixing until well blended.  Mix in baking powder and salt.   Turn mixer on low and slowly add flour; dough will be thick.

In a microwave safe bowl heat chocolate chips on high until melted, in 30 second increments, stirring every 30 seconds.  Do not over microwave.  Mix melted chocolate directly into cookie dough until mixed.  Drop dough by a measured tablespoon sized mounds (or small cookie dough scoop spoon) onto baking sheet.  Bake for 7 minutes until cookies appear just set.  they will still be very soft inside. DO NOT over bake.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

To make icing, 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 until well combined.  Pour icing over cookies and allow icing to set before serving.

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