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.

Chocolate-Spice Cutout Cookies

Choose whatever cookie cutter and icing color you like to make these crisp, spicy cookies.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chocolate-Spice Cutout Cookies

Toffee Snickerdoodle Cupcake Cookies

When the first recipe for snickerdoodles appeared in print in 1869, it was a simple cookie made with kitchen staples. Since, it has been embellished in the most wonderful ways -- as this toffee-packed version demonstrates. Another time, try almonds instead of pecans!

From Better Homes and Gardens

Toffee Snickerdoodle Cupcake Cookies

Apricot-Nut Diamonds

Tangy dried apricots, sweet coconut, and crunchy walnuts are a terrific trio when baked together in this wonderful bar cookie recipe. To cut diamond shapes, carefully cut the pan of bars diagonally from corner to corner, then every two inches across the long side of the pan. Then repeat, going the opposite direction, and you'll have perfect diamonds.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Apricot-Nut Diamonds

Triple Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate lovers enjoy these triple delight cookies. Toasted pecans add a buttery flavor and a slight crunch to these treats.

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Triple Chocolate Cookies

Orange-Macadamia Nut Cookies

Orange does quadruple duty. You use the peel and the juice in both the cookie dough and the frosting.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Orange-Macadamia Nut Cookies

Sour Cream Pumpkin Bars

Use a little whole wheat flour in these bars to add fiber and nutrients. A browned butter frosting tops this dessert.

From Midwest Living

Sour Cream Pumpkin Bars

"The Best" Sugar Cookies

From Better Homes and Gardens

"The Best" Sugar 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.

From Family Circle

Mint-Layered Bars

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.

From Family Circle

Molasses Angel Cookies

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.

From Family Circle

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.

From Family Circle

Heart-Shaped Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate-Orange Bites

These bar cookies are made up of four scrumptious layers--a cookie crust, a thin layer of marmalade, a pudding-like orange filling, and a rich chocolate frosting. Be sure to store any leftovers in the refrigerator.

From Family Circle

Chocolate-Orange Bites

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.

From Family Circle

Vanilla Halloween 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.

From Family Circle

Holiday Stacks

spicy walnut bars

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

From Family Circle

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.

From Family Circle

Whoopie Pies

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.

From Family Circle

Devilish Cocoa Sandwiches

Swirl Bars

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

From Family Circle

Swirl Bars

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

Star Cookies

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Star Cookies

Checkered Flag Cookies

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Checkered Flag Cookies

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

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