Mmmmmm this frosting is really good. You can either ice cookies with it, or cut pieces of cake into small shapes and make "petit fours".

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Ingredients

64
Original recipe yields 64 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Cream butter and add sugar alternately with milk, use enough milk to have a semi thin icing, but not watery. Mix in vanilla. Separate icing into several bowls and tint each a different color. Frost cookies and decorate!

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Nutrition Facts

43 calories; 1.5 g total fat; 4 mg cholesterol; 11 mg sodium. 7.6 g carbohydrates; 0.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (68)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2003
Quick easy tasted great! I downsized the recipe to use for a smaller batch of cookies. I loved it! It came out smooth and I was spreading this on cookies like a pro! I made Valentine's cookies and the pink frosting looks and tastes delicious. I would recommend it and definately use it again! I like the petit fore (sp?) idea and will try that soon. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/21/2011
I used this frosting to pipe onto cupcakes so I only used enough milk to get it to the consistency I wanted for that. I found this on the high range of sweetness with 4 cups of powdered sugar and for my liking 1 T. of vanilla was about three times more than I would have preferred. Read More
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85 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2003
Quick easy tasted great! I downsized the recipe to use for a smaller batch of cookies. I loved it! It came out smooth and I was spreading this on cookies like a pro! I made Valentine's cookies and the pink frosting looks and tastes delicious. I would recommend it and definately use it again! I like the petit fore (sp?) idea and will try that soon. Read More
(40)
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2003
Quick easy tasted great! I downsized the recipe to use for a smaller batch of cookies. I loved it! It came out smooth and I was spreading this on cookies like a pro! I made Valentine's cookies and the pink frosting looks and tastes delicious. I would recommend it and definately use it again! I like the petit fore (sp?) idea and will try that soon. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2003
Outstanding I needed a recipe that would give me a frosting in just a few minutes and this did the trick. My wife loved it so much she's been snacking on the leftovers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2007
Doesn't curdle like other frosting recipes I've tried. It has a great flavor and takes color really nicely. Even without coloring it produces a very nice white color. I put the frosting on while the cookies were still warm. They frosting melted nicely over them producing a shiny hard frosting layer. It looks professional. I highly recommend this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2005
I love this frosting for cut out cookies! You can vary the thickness by the amount of milk - I have used it in a bag with tip to write and decorate and thinner as an all over frosting for cookies. It dries very nicely so that you can stack the cookies and they still look good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2008
I used 1/4 of the milk for a thicker frosting. This was enough to cover the top and sides of a 25cm (10 inch) round cake with a cup full leftover. And yes it's really GOOD. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2006
I've tried many frosting recipes from this site and this is one of the best. The taste is great it's easy to make and it dries nice and hard. My cookies looked and tasted like something from a bakery. I highly recommend this recipe. Thank you it's a relief to finally have a good frosting recipe!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/21/2011
I used this frosting to pipe onto cupcakes so I only used enough milk to get it to the consistency I wanted for that. I found this on the high range of sweetness with 4 cups of powdered sugar and for my liking 1 T. of vanilla was about three times more than I would have preferred. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2007
Made a great frosting on my chocolate cake. Smooth and creamy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2009
I had to add extra powdered sugar and 2 teaspoons of flour to get piping consistancy. But it set up nicely in the fridge afterwards. Read More
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