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    Cream Cheese Frosting / Icing for Cookies

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    15 mins

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    Random Rachel's Note:

    This frosting dries (although it takes a few hours) so that you can easily stack the frosted cookies for transport. It is perfect for carrot cake cookies! I frosted about 3 dozen cookies, and had some leftover.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 48

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Soften cream cheese for a few seconds in microwave if necessary. Heat cream, butter, and cream cheese in a small pot, just until the butter and cream cheese melt into the cream. (Stir frequently to avoid burning.).
    2. 2
      Remove the pot from the stove, and stir in the 3 cups of powdered sugar. You will have a goopy mess. Beat it with your electric mixer, until it changes color slightly (3-4 minutes.)
    3. 3
      Spoon, paint, or spread it on your cooled cookies. It will still be pretty thin and goopy, but it should spread in a nice, even coat. (I used the back of my spoon to spread it.)
    4. 4
      Let the icing 'set' for 1 1/2 - 2 hours, until it hardens. It won't harden completely, but it will form a nice soft frosting layer that squishes only slightly when pressed, similar to a slice of cheese.
    5. 5
      I modified a regular icing recipe to make this, and was very disappointed with the results at first, but after I left the cookies on the counter for two hours, I was glad I saved them. The icing is perfect for transporting, and has a very good flavor, just right for carrot cake cookies.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 03, 2014

      55

      Found this recipe when I was adamant about having an icing that would "set" enough for my Christmas cookies so I could stack them. This is a gem! I used additional cream cheese to get the icing the consistency I wanted for piping swirls on my cookies. And - viola - 2 hours later I was able to stack them all up and they lasted perfectly for 2 weeks without smashing the swirls on the cookies at the bottom!

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    • on April 02, 2010

      55

      this was perfect for cookies! I made a sugar cookie and needed some frosting to go with them. I don't care for the "hard" frostings, so I decided to try this one... perfect! The only difference is I used 1/2 and 1/2 instead of full cream. DH LOVED this frosting, and that says a lot, as he's not a big sweets person. I will be using this frosting from now on for cookies! thanks for a great recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Cream Cheese Frosting / Icing for Cookies

    Serving Size: 1 (9 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 48

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 38.2
     
    Calories from Fat 8
    23%
    Total Fat 0.9 g
    1%
    Saturated Fat 0.6 g
    3%
    Cholesterol 2.9 mg
    0%
    Sodium 5.5 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 7.5 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 7.3 g
    29%
    Protein 0.0 g
    0%

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