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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.

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Original recipe yields 12 servings



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  • 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


  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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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! =)

Sarah Jo

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 vanilla and doubled the recipe. This was the best icing. I could see how this would be good on a pumpkin or sugar cookie, too. It sets up well, too.

Michael Dinsmore

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 Gingerbread Boys recipe by Janice Brubaker.