Creamy frosting that tastes great on cookies or bars...especially Chocolate Cookies.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
3 cups
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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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  • Mix together all ingredients. May need to add more milk (slowly) until frosting reaches a spreadable consistency. Spread on Chocolate Cookies or other cookies or bars of your choice. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts

59 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 10.4g; fat 2g; cholesterol 5.2mg; sodium 14.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (292)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/10/2006
I loved how the icing required no cooking, and it had a wondeful fluffy texture. I didn't feel it had the strongest chocolate flavor, however, and tasted too "sugary". I melted two squares of unsweetened chocolate and whipped it in - the flavor improved greatly and the texture was not compromised. I think next time I'll leave the cocoa powder completely out and just use unsweetened squares. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/27/2006
I picked this recipe because I tried to make some chocolate chip cookies from a box which was a big mistake because they came out very bland and because they were so bad I decided to make bars out of them instead of cookies. So I was looking for a very chocolatey frosting specifically for cookie-bars. When I followed the recipe exactly as written I loved the texture but barely tasted any chocolate at all. It didn't even look chocolatey-- just very light brown. After adding several squares of baking chocolate it's just okay. It's better than no frosting at all but not really what I had in mind. Read More
(20)
353 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 252
  • 4 star values: 72
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 4 stars
10/10/2006
I loved how the icing required no cooking, and it had a wondeful fluffy texture. I didn't feel it had the strongest chocolate flavor, however, and tasted too "sugary". I melted two squares of unsweetened chocolate and whipped it in - the flavor improved greatly and the texture was not compromised. I think next time I'll leave the cocoa powder completely out and just use unsweetened squares. Thanks for sharing. Read More
(130)
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2006
I used this frosting for cupcakes. I added 2 additional tbl of milk to get the right consistency. Frosting is not too sweet and just right. I will never purchase store bought too (like a previous rater said). Thanks for the receipt. Read More
(88)
Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2007
This icing went great with sugar cookies, I left out the cocoa powder and added an extra tsp. of vanilla. Also about 2 tablespoons more milk to get the right consistency. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2003
This is just fantastic! I am here in Norway and often get a craving for good old buttercream frosting. I used it for a devils food cake and I thought it not only tasted delicious but looked really nice too. Thanks for sharing! Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2007
This is the best icing I have ever tried! It taste just like the Betty Crocker's Chocolate Icing! =D I will definetely recommend to anyone who needs an icing recipe! Everyone out there quit searching for chocolate icing this is the one! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2006
Perfect! I needed a basic vanilla frosting recipe and couldn't find one with good reviews. So I took this one and ommitted the cocoa then added one extra teaspoon of vanilla as suggested by another reviewer. It was excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2007
Delicious frosting. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2012
This frosting certainly stands as is, but for my needs (I frosted "Banana Cake l" with it) I wanted it more buttery and more chocolatey - I added more of both. I beat it on low speed (2) of my KitchenAid stand mixer for 10 minutes. I used half-and-half rather than milk. Rich, smooth, creamy, silky, chocolatey, and spreads like a dream. Read More
(21)
Rating: 3 stars
05/27/2006
I picked this recipe because I tried to make some chocolate chip cookies from a box which was a big mistake because they came out very bland and because they were so bad I decided to make bars out of them instead of cookies. So I was looking for a very chocolatey frosting specifically for cookie-bars. When I followed the recipe exactly as written I loved the texture but barely tasted any chocolate at all. It didn't even look chocolatey-- just very light brown. After adding several squares of baking chocolate it's just okay. It's better than no frosting at all but not really what I had in mind. Read More
(20)
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