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Today I am sharing a holiday version of the most popular cookie at Practically Homemade. This Peppermint Texas Sheet Cake Cookies Recipe is every bit as wonderful as the original and dare I say…better. With a bit of peppermint extract and peppermint crumbled on top, it is sure to be one of your favorite Christmas Cookies. Keep scrolling to see how simple this cake mix cookie is to make.

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Today I am sharing my second recipe for the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop. The theme is DESSERT, so you know I had to make a cookie. Be sure to scroll to the bottom and see what the other 50+ bloggers are making too!

I have decided that I just don’t make Texas Sheet Cake Cookies enough. Every single time I make them I fall more in love with the awesomeness!

Cake mix cookies are seriously simple. A few ingredients and you have a cookie that rivals any other that I have ever eaten. Add the cooked frosting and forget about it! Pure heaven!

Adding the peppermint to the frosting and the crumbles to the top is such a subtle touch. Sometimes adding peppermint can become more like mouthwash but this one is just right.

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Cake Mix Cookie Baking Tips

Baking cake mix cookies really is a breeze but there are a 7 cake mix cookie tips that will make it even easier.

  • When you are mixing the cake mix with the eggs and oil, remember that the dough will be thick.
  • Be sure to whisk the eggs before adding them to the other ingredients because it helps everything incorporate faster.
  • Sift or whisk the dry cake mix to remove any lumps before adding the wet ingredients.
  • I always suggest using acookie scoopwhen making cookies because when they are all the same size they bake evenly {see my other cookie baking tipshere}.
  • Do not over bake. It is so important to remove the cookies {even if they don’t look completely done} and let them cool on thecookie sheetfor 10 minutes.

Begin by combining the cake mix, whisked eggs and oil in a medium bowl. Mix with a handheld mixer until you have a thick cookie dough.

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To bake the Texas sheet cake cookies, scoop them onto a silicone mat {or parchment} covered baking sheet.

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Baking Peppermint Texas Sheet Cake Cookies

The key when baking Peppermint Texas Sheet Cake Cookies or any cake mix cookie, is to not over bake them. The difference between a soft cookie and a hockey puck is only a few minutes.

It is important to take them out of the oven just when they are set and let them cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack.

Allowing them to cool almost completely on the cookie sheet will let them continue to cook slightly and set up which results in the perfectly baked cookie.

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You can used crushed peppermint candies for the topping but I like to use peppermint white chocolate pieces. I chop them up to make very small pieces.

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How to make Peppermint Texas Sheet Cake Cooked Frosting

The frosting is cooked but is really simple to make. If you can melt butter then making this frosting will be no problem. All you have to do is melt butter, cocoa and milk together.

Remove it from the heat and add your peppermint extract and powdered sugar. Whisk until is smooth and thick.

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Then you pour or spoon the frosting over each cookie. You may have to spread it out with a spoon to get it to cover completely.

While the frosting is still wet you will want to sprinkle the cookies with peppermint. This means you will not want to work on too many at one time or the frosting will set up too quickly.

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What is the best way to store Peppermint Texas Sheet Cake Cookies?

These Peppermint Texas Sheet Cake Cookies can be kept at room temperature or refrigerated. They should be good for 3-4 days in an air tight container.

If you want to freeze them, then I suggest that you freeze the cookies without the frosting. Defrost the cookies when you are ready for them and frost just before serving.

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The end result is a moist and extra delicious cookie that I can guarantee will be a permanent recipe on your holiday menu. Adults and children love them!

Give them as a gift and you will have the happiest friends and family around!

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Peppermint Texas Sheet Cake Cookie Recipe

Moist chocolate cookies {make with a cake mix} and covered in a cooked chocolate frosting are then topped with peppermint bits. Perfect for your holiday!

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Author: June Albertson-Dick

Prep Time: 5 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes minutes

Servings: 16 cookies

Calories: 351kcal

5 from 2 votes

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  • 1 box chocolate cake mix {I used chocolate fudge}
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1/2-1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup peppermint pieces {chopped}



  • Preheat oven to 350°.

  • Combine cookie ingredients in large bowl and mix until completely incorporated. NOTE: Dough will be thick.

  • Using a medium sized cookie scoop {or heaping tablespoon}, scoop cookies onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.

  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, remove from oven and let cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack. Repeat until all of the dough is baked.


  • Combine the first 3 frosting ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat and whisk until the mixture has melted. Remove from heat, add peppermint extract and powdered sugar, whisk until smooth.

  • Pour frosting over cookies. Use a knife or spoon to move excess frosting and be sure that each cookie is completely covered. Top with peppermint pieces.

  • Let frosting set and serve. Keep your Texas sheet cake cookies in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 285mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 212IU | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1mg

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How to bake a cake in a cookie sheet? ›

Grease the half-sheet pan and line it with parchment. Pour in the batter, spread it into an even layer using your offset spatula, then bake as directed in the recipe. I always start checking at least 10 minutes before the bake time listed in the recipe, since the cake tends to be thinner and bake more quickly.

What is Texas sheet cake made of? ›

It's made up of a thin layer of moist chocolate cake topped with a layer of warm, poured chocolate icing and sprinkled with pecans—an easy, unfussy cake to make for a crowd!

What is the difference between a cookie sheet and a sheet cake pan? ›

Baking sheet pans have rolled edges with a lip around the entire pan, whereas cookie sheets do not. Baking sheets are often used for roasting and other savory preparations. Baking sheets can also be used for very shallow cakes, like those used for jelly rolls. Baking sheets can be used for cookies.

What do you put on cookie sheets before baking? ›

When preparing for baking, grease cookie sheet or baking pan only if recipe directs. To grease, use a paper towel to apply a thin layer of shortening or lightly spray with no-stick cooking spray.

What is a Texas funeral cake? ›

What Is Texas Funeral Cake? Technically, funeral cake is a chocolate sheet cake with fudge icing and topped with crunchy pecans and big enough to feed a crowd—which you may recognize as Texas Sheet Cake.

Why is my Texas Sheet Cake so dense? ›

Don't Over-Mix

That trapped air expands then deflates in the oven. A deflated cake is a dense cake! Only mix the wet and dry ingredients together JUST until combined. I usually run a whisk or spatula through the batter a couple times at the very end to ensure there are no large lumps at the bottom of the bowl.

Why is my Texas Sheet Cake dry? ›

If you have too much flour in a recipe and not enough fat, like butter or oil, your cake is going to be dry and hard. For best results, I would encourage you to use a scale when baking, but if you don't have a scale, then just make sure you're using measuring cups correctly.

Can you use a cookie sheet as a cake pan? ›

Rather than buying sets of evenly sized round cake pans, all you need to pull off this pastry chef flex is a rectangular 18-by-13-inch metal pan that's 1-inch high on the sides—a size that's typically known as a half-sheet pan. (Sometimes it's referred to as a rimmed baking sheet, cookie sheet, or baking tray.)

Can you put a cake pan on a cookie sheet? ›

Place all pans directly on the oven rack Unless the recipes specifically state that you do something differently. Straight on the rack. A cookie sheet will hold more heat than the oven racks will and may cause the cakes' bottoms to brown too much before the whole cake is fully cooked.

Can you cook directly on a cookie sheet? ›

Yes, you can use a cookie sheet on the stove, but with caution. While it might seem like a convenient solution for specific cooking tasks, there are essential factors to consider before placing a cookie sheet directly on the stove. Firstly, not all cookie sheets are created equal.

Can you bake on a cookie sheet? ›

While you can use a Baking Sheet to make cookies, you can't use a cookie sheet to make some of the recipes that a Baking Sheet is perfect for. For example, if you try to roast chicken on a cookie sheet, you might find that the meat's juices drip off into your oven and leave the meat dry as a result.


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