This delicious, thick frosting is a perfect topping for snickerdoodles, gingersnaps, or even on a gingerbread house! It makes enough for 12 average size cookies.

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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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  • Place the confectioners' sugar in a bowl, and stir in the milk until smooth. Mix in the cinnamon, cloves, and ginger until thoroughly blended. Spread on cookies of your choice.

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Nutrition Facts

20.4 calories; 0.1 g protein; 5.2 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 0.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (50)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2007
Terrific frosting recipe! It tasted delicious on my gingerbread cookies and when dried it wasn't at all sticky or tacky just a great consistency. Thank you for a wonderful frosting recipe! =) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/29/2019
My husband didn t like it but my grown children daughter-in-laws and grandchildren loved it. I ll be sure to use this one more next year. Thanks Read More
61 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2007
Terrific frosting recipe! It tasted delicious on my gingerbread cookies and when dried it wasn't at all sticky or tacky just a great consistency. Thank you for a wonderful frosting recipe! =) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2007
Terrific frosting recipe! It tasted delicious on my gingerbread cookies and when dried it wasn't at all sticky or tacky just a great consistency. Thank you for a wonderful frosting recipe! =) Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2008
This is incredible icing! I wanted to use the Big Soft Ginger Cookies for a fall sandwich cookie and needed a complimentary icing. This was the one. I added a tbsp. of butter and a little vanilla and doubled the recipe. This was the best icing. I could see how this would be good on a pumpkin or sugar cookie, too. It sets up well, too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2007
Just remember that with the spices the frosting won't be white. Tastes good and actually enhanced the cookie flavor which is neat as I tend not to like frosting. I used it with the Gingerbread Boys recipe by Janice Brubaker. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2007
Great recipe! Was a great addition to our Gingerbread Men cookie recipe. Added a little more powdered sugar to make it a little thicker so it would stay on the cookies but other than that followed the recipe exactly. Turned out brown but looked great on the gingerbread cookies with candies and sprinkles on top! Merry Christmas! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2008
AMAZING! I added the 1 TBSP of Butter (creamed) and it turned out to be the perfect spreading consistency for Gingerbread... not cookies...Gingerbread cake. When I took a bite of the gingerbread cake with this frosting it was like a spice explosion in my mouth! My husband said "You ARE making more of these for Christmas!" This icing would also be excellent on sugar cookies. Read More
(11)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2011
This is a really nice alternative to a typical vanilla glaze. I have made this recipe many times as it has so many good uses, and I'm always asked for the recipe. I would recommend at least doubling the recipe as it only makes about 1/4 cup. I have used this to drizzle lightly on pumpkin gingerbread as well as pumpkin ginger cupcakes, and also to glaze gingerbread cutouts and apple quick breads and muffins. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2008
i added a little extra ginger in there just cause I love it so much:) Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2007
I thought this was wonderful!!! I used it to ice the "big soft ginger cookies" from this site. The only changes I made were to increase it to ice 48 cookies and I added a dash of mexican vanilla. The taste is delicious and the texture is perfect. It set within minutes so that I could pack them away before they were devoured! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2008
This frosting was excellent on my Gingerbread cut-out cookies I thought the taste would be too strong but the spices blend very well together so it tastes just right. I am sure this would be good with all kinds of sweets! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/29/2019
My husband didn t like it but my grown children daughter-in-laws and grandchildren loved it. I ll be sure to use this one more next year. Thanks Read More