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Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Rated as 4.55 out of 5 Stars

"Great on Carrot Walnut Cookies (see recipe)."
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Ingredients

servings 45
Original recipe yields 50 servings (3 cups)

Directions

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  1. Beat cream cheese, butter or margarine, orange peel, and orange juice until creamy. Beat in confectioner's sugar until blended and smooth.
  2. Spread about 1 1/2 teaspoons on each cooled cookie. Sprinkle with walnuts.
  3. Let icing set 1 to 2 hours. Refrigerate in an airtight container with waxed paper between layers up to 1 week.

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Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 45 calories; 2.2 6.3 0.4 3 8 Full nutrition

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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 add...

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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 so...

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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 so...

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 add...

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.

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 m...

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...

did all but the walnuts and used it on pumpkin ginger muffins.... and a little on a cinamon raisin bagle - both yuuuumy!

I dyed it orange =)

Very good. Didn't have orange zest so I added some orange marmalade. Everyone loved it. Put it on Carrot Bread from this site.

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 roun...