Popular Cookie Icing Recipes

Frosting isn't just for cakes. It's for cookies, too. A recipe such as Frosted Butterscotch Cookies or Macadamia Nut Cookies with Vanillia Cream Frosting will turn you into a big fan of frosted cookies.

Mint-Chocolate Chip Cookies

The dark chocolate cookies provide a stunning backdrop for the lacey white drizzle. Be sure the icing is thin enough to drizzle in a fine stream.

From Family Circle

Mint-Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mint-Layered Bars

This ultra rich dessert is three bar cookies stacked one upon another. The chocolate, mint, and white chocolate layers are filled with mint jelly and frosted with a glossy chocolate-cream topping.

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Mint-Layered Bars

Black And White Cookies

These cookies are designed for those who can't choose between chocolate and vanilla. Half of each cookie is coated with chocolate icing and the other half with vanilla.

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Black And White Cookies

Heart-Shaped Sandwich Cookies

Glazed and decorated with pastel-colored icing, these raspberry-filled cookies make a thoughtful gift on Valentine's Day.

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Heart-Shaped Sandwich Cookies

Vanilla Halloween Cookies

These bewitching cutout cookies are perfect for kids or adult parties on Halloween. Make both the vanilla cookies and the chocolate cookie variation.

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Vanilla Halloween Cookies

spicy walnut bars

These bar cookies will remind you of an old-fashioned spice cake complete with walnuts and a yummy cream cheese frosting.

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spicy walnut bars

Whoopie Pies

These favorite snacks are easy to make when you use a box of chocolate cake mix for this cake-like cookie recipe. The creamy snow white filling is a blend of prepared frosting and whipped topping.

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Whoopie Pies

Retro Black & White Cookies

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Retro Black & White Cookies

Classic Black-and-White Cookies

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Classic Black-and-White Cookies

Checkered Flag Cookies

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Checkered Flag Cookies

Molasses Angel Cookies

Although these molasses cookies make darling angels, you can use any holiday cookie cutters you wish--reindeer, sleds, and stars to name a few.

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Molasses Angel Cookies

Snowflakes

Draw snowflake designs on these cutout Christmas cookies with white and blue tinted icing. Powdered egg whites produce an icing that hardens when dried, so you can carefully stack the cookies to store or to give as gifts.

From Family Circle

Snowflakes

Holiday Stacks

These festive bar cookies are two thin layers of white chocolate cake one of which has been tinted Christmas green. The rich and yummy frosting, made with melted white chocolate and cream, looks like a freshly fallen layer of snow.

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Holiday Stacks

Devilish Cocoa Sandwiches

Amaze your family with these double chocolate delight cookies filled with creamy vanilla frosting that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes.

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Devilish Cocoa Sandwiches

Swirl Bars

The perfect lunch box treat, this yummy peanut butter and chocolate dessert is a kid-favorite recipe.

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Swirl Bars

German Chocolate Wafer Cookies

Drop three convenience items Including wager cookies) in your grocery cart and you'll have everything you need to create these insanely simple treats. Using waxed paper beneath the wire rack makes cleanup a snap.

From Better Homes and Gardens

German Chocolate Wafer Cookies

Reindeer Palmiers

These ultra-crispy puff pastry cookies are coated in raw sugar and warm, seasonal spices including cinnamon and nutmeg.

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Reindeer Palmiers

Butter Cookie Cutouts

This basic cookie recipe is made with both butter and cream cheese. Use it to make cookies in all your favorite shapes.

From Midwest Living

Butter Cookie Cutouts

Four-Nut and Maple Bars

Whole wheat flour gives whole grain goodness to these rich, nutty bar cookies crowned with chocolate-hazelnut frosting. Feel free to mix and match the nuts that go in the batter and on top of the frosting any way you like.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Four-Nut and Maple Bars

Five-Spice Pear Pie Bars

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Five-Spice Pear Pie Bars

Caramel Apple Cookies

Gooey caramel frosting finishes these apple-filled cookies.

From Midwest Living

Caramel Apple Cookies

Chocolate Whoopie Pies

Buttermilk keeps these cocoa-rich whoopie pies nice and moist yet still low in calories. The two-ingredient filling is a breeze to make (and would also be a tasty cake frosting!).

From Diabetic Living

Chocolate Whoopie Pies

White-Striped Candy Cane Cookies

These cookies are the perfect activity for a holiday gathering. Bake ahead, set out red and white Royal Icing and snowflake sprinkles, and allow your guests to get creative.

From Better Homes and Gardens

White-Striped Candy Cane Cookies

Almond Sour-Cream Sugar Cookies

Use Royal Icing and silver luster dust to decorate these holiday favorites. Hint: A dollop of sour cream in the batter keeps these nutty cookies soft and moist.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Almond Sour-Cream Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookie Christmas Tree

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Sugar Cookie Christmas Tree

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