My mother used to make graham cracker cookies for us all the time. We usually just used left-over frosting from a cake. Her recipe was really good, only we usually had chocolate frosting just because that was our favorite. Just leave out cocoa for vanilla frosting.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
3 cups of frosting
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, beat the margarine, egg and vanilla, using an electric mixer, until light and fluffy. Stir in confectioners sugar and cocoa until smooth. Beat in the milk, one tablespoon at a time, until the desired spreading consistency is reached. You may need to adjust the amount of milk used.

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Editor's Note:

This recipe contains raw egg. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly, and the infirm do not consume raw egg. Learn more about egg safety from our article, Making Your Eggs Safe.

Nutrition Facts

117 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 20.4g 7% DV; fat 4.1g 6% DV; cholesterol 8mg 3% DV; sodium 48.1mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2003
Delicious! So creamy and smooth. I left the milk out because it was already the consistency I wanted. Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2003
Delicious! So creamy and smooth. I left the milk out because it was already the consistency I wanted. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2007
i made the vanilla because i was out of cocoa..some of the best icing i have ever made..i used no milk because i like thick icing...but i do want to note it takes a long time to get the butter egg and vanilla light and fluffy it will happen..don't give up! Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2007
A great chocolate frosting recipe that's super easy and plenty rich. Just add a little more cocoa if you want more chocolate or even an ounce of melted unsweetened chocolate. The egg and butter seemed to come together quicker once they warmed up a bit - I put my hot hands on the bottom of the stainless mixing bowl for a few minutes. This is a definite keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2006
Just perfect! Makes a ton of icing. Used 1/4 of the mixture if that. Great recipe Great outcome! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2007
this icing was exactly what my cake needed and it was SO EASY to make! Sure to be a new fav in my collection! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2012
My mom used to make these too. I just added some sprinkles around the edges to dress them up a bit. This works well with vanilla wafers cinnamon grahams and even chocolate covered grahams. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2016
Easy to make and delicious! I followed the directions as is. Read More
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