For those of you who have tried it, you’ll understand that Texas cake is one of our favorite desserts. For those of you who haven’t found it yet, get ready. The traditional chocolate cake is very rich and tasty, covered with a glaze that will make you lose your mind, it is very good. Given our love for this dessert, it’s not surprising that it has inspired us enough to try to replicate its decadent and delicious taste in the form of… Cookies!
These Texas cake cookies are unlike any you’ve ever tasted before. They’re rich and chocolaty, yet light as air, and not too heavy to keep you from enjoying a couple. Then there’s the frosting – it perfectly rounds out the flavor of the Texas cake and takes the cookie to the next level. These things are ridiculously good – you have to try them and see for yourself!
1 hour to prepare serves 24
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups of powdered sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup of milk
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350º and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl or in a mixer, spread the butter and sugar for 3-4 minutes, or until fluffy and light in color.
Mix in the egg, then, once incorporated, add the vanilla extract.
In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt, then gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet one.
Fold in the melted chocolate until well combined.
Using a tablespoon or small ice cream scoop, drop small spoonfuls of dough on the lined baking sheets.
Place the tray in the oven and bake the cookies for 9-10 minutes, or until they settle on the outside but are still soft inside.
Remove from the oven and let them cool completely.
While baking the cookies, make the glaze by mixing the butter, milk, cocoa powder and vanilla extract in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
Once melted and smooth, remove the pan from the heat and add the powdered sugar until smooth.
Pour the icing over the cooled cookies and let them rest.