Great on Carrot Walnut Cookies (see recipe).

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Ingredients

50
Original recipe yields 50 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat cream cheese, butter or margarine, orange peel, and orange juice until creamy. Beat in confectioner's sugar until blended and smooth.

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  • Spread about 1 1/2 teaspoons on each cooled cookie. Sprinkle with walnuts.

  • Let icing set 1 to 2 hours. Refrigerate in an airtight container with waxed paper between layers up to 1 week.

Tips

This frosting is great with Carrot Walnut Cookies

Nutrition Facts

45.4 calories; 0.4 g protein; 6.3 g carbohydrates; 3.1 mg cholesterol; 8.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (67)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/21/2010
This turned out good in the end but needed a little tweaking. I followed the recipe but stopped at 2 cups of sugar and 1 tbsp of orange juice. At that point it was plenty sweet enough and adding the rest of the juice would have made it too runny. It still needed more flavoring though so I added another 1/2 teaspoon of zest. The yield was substantially shy of 3 cups and I can't see leaving out the 1/2 cup of sugar affecting that outcome. Good to know if you are expecting or needing the full yield. I would make this again but may try increasing the cream cheese and using orange juice concentrate instead of juice. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/08/2006
The flavor of this icing was quite good - the orange really adds a nice zip. However it's quite thin. It's not the consistency I was hoping for when I think of cream cheese frosting. I added some more cream cheese and that helped. Just keep in mind that this is very sugary - not butter or cheese based like many. It would definitely be great for icing cinnamon rolls or drizzing over a bundt cake..but the texture just didn't work well for frosting an entire cake. Read More
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84 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 58
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
08/08/2006
The flavor of this icing was quite good - the orange really adds a nice zip. However it's quite thin. It's not the consistency I was hoping for when I think of cream cheese frosting. I added some more cream cheese and that helped. Just keep in mind that this is very sugary - not butter or cheese based like many. It would definitely be great for icing cinnamon rolls or drizzing over a bundt cake..but the texture just didn't work well for frosting an entire cake. Read More
(95)
Rating: 4 stars
09/21/2010
This turned out good in the end but needed a little tweaking. I followed the recipe but stopped at 2 cups of sugar and 1 tbsp of orange juice. At that point it was plenty sweet enough and adding the rest of the juice would have made it too runny. It still needed more flavoring though so I added another 1/2 teaspoon of zest. The yield was substantially shy of 3 cups and I can't see leaving out the 1/2 cup of sugar affecting that outcome. Good to know if you are expecting or needing the full yield. I would make this again but may try increasing the cream cheese and using orange juice concentrate instead of juice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2008
I give 4 starts to this recipe due to don't need the 2 cups & a half of confectioners sugar only 1 cup & a half and need 1/4 butter I cover a layer orange cake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2007
Simply perfect for Carolyn's Orange Rolls from this website and the orange zest was wonderful! I left out the nuts and added 1/2 teaspoon vanilla; other than that the recipe was perfect for me. I will use this on other desserts and will try it with nuts too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/04/2010
Great recipe! I gave it 4 stars because I had to change a lot but with my changes I'd give it 5 stars! I doubled the cream cheese and the orange zest halved the orange juice and also added an extra cup of confectionery sugar because it was too runny (probably because of the extra cream cheese). We will definitely make this again! Very yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2010
did all but the walnuts and used it on pumpkin ginger muffins.... and a little on a cinamon raisin bagle - both yuuuumy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2003
Very good. Didn't have orange zest so I added some orange marmalade. Everyone loved it. Put it on Carrot Bread from this site. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2010
I dyed it orange =) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/18/2003
This icing is simple to make and tastes great on Carrot cookies or Carrot cake. The grated orange really comes through so you may want to use less orange rind if you prefer. Good icing all round! Read More
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