Great on the Chocolate Walnut Cookies!



Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter. Add in cocoa, salt and boiling water, stirring until smooth.

  • Add powdered sugar and beat until frosting reaches a spreadable consistency. If frosting seems too thick, add water. If it seems too thin, add powdered sugar.

  • Spread on cooled cookies, such as Frosted Chocolate Walnut Goodies.

Nutrition Facts

56 calories; 2.8 g total fat; 7 mg cholesterol; 25 mg sodium. 8.5 g carbohydrates; 0.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (151)

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171 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 109
  • 4 star values: 47
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
This is a very smooth and easy to spread icing. I chose this recipe because there was no milk in the house and I had just baked a Crazy Cake(another recipe I found on this site). They went together very well. I'll be making this one again! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
This wasn't at all what I was looking for-- it was a thick chocolate mess almost like ganache but not as smooth or sweet. I had to add twice as much sugar a tablespoon of milk and a teaspoon of vanilla to make it usable. The only reason I gave it 2 stars is because I'm sure there are other people who are looking for a very unsweet straight chocolate icing. I just made a bad recipe choice based on the simple ingredient list and directions. (I was looking for "vanilla-chocolate powdered sugar frosting" which I HIGHLY recommend) I MIGHT use this one SPARINGLY (spread thinly) either between cookie sandwiches or on top of them but never on a cake. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This frosting was very yummy!!! The taste deserves a five but overall it earns a four. The frosting was very pretty and glossy but it took a while to get it to the right consistency. It took way more sugar than called for to make it perfect. I also added just a little bit of vanilla flavoring. Very yummy with chocolate cupcakes. I will never buy frosting from the store again. Thanks for sharing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
sweet & chocolaty... I was an instant star when I put this on a basic boxed cake recipe. People raved for hours. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe was absolutely phenomenal. I was making a cake for my best friend's birthday and it was kind of late at night and I had no icing. So I looked on here for something easy with few ingredients and I found this. So happy that I did. I must point out however that it is VERY import to use real stick butter. The second time I made it with my boyfriend it was watery because I used tub margarine. Also this afternoon I used the recipe to make truffles. I decreased the amount of water to about 2 tbs. rather than 3 and didn't use the full 1 1/2 cup of powder sugar. The mix was thicker so I made drops and put them on wax paper on a pan in the freezer and after an hour they were perfect. Sprinkle with cocoa powder and powdered sugar. Bravo. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Rich in chocolate taste! Was exactly what I needed to frost 9x9 brownies. Didn't seem like enough for a full cake. I will definitely make again but will double for a cake. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very easy to make. I made it by hand and was nont too tiresome. And it tasted wonderful and had a nice texture. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
This recipe can be played with to get it right but as written this is a myriad of adjectives - gooey grainy and greasy among them and none of them what you want in a frosting. What a shame because it tasted great almost like fudge! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
this frosting was simple and delicious! Read More