Gingerbread Frosting for Cookies

Gingerbread Frosting for Cookies

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"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."


15 m servings 20 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 20 kcal
  • 1%
  • Fat:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 5.2g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. 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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  1. 49 Ratings


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! =)

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 vanil...

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 Gingerbrea...

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, foll...

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 gingerbre...

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 doub...

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 vanil...

Great, spicy icing. Used to drizzle over pumpkin gingerbread mini loaves. Looked beautiful.

i added a little extra ginger in there just cause I love it so much :)