A simple and delicious chocolate icing. Great on top of my family's all-time favorite Truffle Cookies, the recipe for which can also be found on this site.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix sugar, milk and unsweetened chocolate until smooth.

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  • Use this icing for dipping the Truffle Cookies.

Tips

Use this icing for dipping Truffle Cookies.

Nutrition Facts

51.9 calories; 0.4 g protein; 10.8 g carbohydrates; 0.2 mg cholesterol; 1.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (22)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2004
I wanted to use this for my Chocolate Gingerbread cut-out cookies. However the icing was setting up too fast and forming a crust. So to adjust it for cookies I added 3/4 cup more powdered sugar 1 Tb more milk and 1/2 Tb butter. I was then able to frost all my cookies perfectly well and sprinkled them with clear sparking sugar crystals (please note the icing gets harder as the chocolate in it cools). Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/17/2008
Tastes good but unfortunately too difficult to work with. Sets up way too quickly. Read More
(7)
31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2004
I wanted to use this for my Chocolate Gingerbread cut-out cookies. However the icing was setting up too fast and forming a crust. So to adjust it for cookies I added 3/4 cup more powdered sugar 1 Tb more milk and 1/2 Tb butter. I was then able to frost all my cookies perfectly well and sprinkled them with clear sparking sugar crystals (please note the icing gets harder as the chocolate in it cools). Read More
(52)
Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2004
I wanted to use this for my Chocolate Gingerbread cut-out cookies. However the icing was setting up too fast and forming a crust. So to adjust it for cookies I added 3/4 cup more powdered sugar 1 Tb more milk and 1/2 Tb butter. I was then able to frost all my cookies perfectly well and sprinkled them with clear sparking sugar crystals (please note the icing gets harder as the chocolate in it cools). Read More
(52)
Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2007
this is a great icing for frosting sugar cookies. It dries very quickly. I would not suggest using this for a cake or cupcakes as it would be too hard to spread such a large amt. of it. I loved the flavor as well. Used Ghiradelli unsweetened chocolate blocks. Perfect amt. of chocolate. thanks for the easy recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2008
I used this for a chocolate bundt cake. It came out great for me the first time I tried it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2005
the icing came out okay a little plastic in appearance and it sets a little too fast. I decided to add 30ml of cream and used a double boiler. the cream was used to smoothen out the graininess from the sugar and to increase fat content to delay setting and increase pourability Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2009
This simple and tasty icing is excellent for cookies. It did set up quickly so I just added a bit of milk as I went along. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2003
I must have done something wrong because this didn't work for me at all. The chocolate wouldn't mix with the sugar even using a mixer. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/17/2008
Tastes good but unfortunately too difficult to work with. Sets up way too quickly. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2008
i didn't feel like going to the store for icing one night and had all the ingredients for this one so i gave it a try! turned out great and although like the others said it dries kinda fast but still was great for my cake. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2006
Very good. I followed STARFLOWER's review on this recipe except I didn't add 3/4 cup more sugar I only added a bit more than a 1/4 cup because the mixture was way too thick for more. I kept the batter in a double boiler and kept it over the heat to keep it from crusting. Work fast is all I can say - but it comes out very very pretty. I used a pastry bag to make zig zags, and flower shapes and black and white cookies(used the "Butter Icing for Cookies", from Barbara) and used the "The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies" recipe on this site. Read More
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