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Chocolate Frosting for Surprise Cookies

Use this frosting with Surprise Cookies.

  • yield: Makes 1 cup

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Place confectioners' sugar in a medium bowl. Whisk in butter and cocoa powder. Add milk and vanilla, and whisk until well combined.

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Reviews (6)

  • Skiki 3 Jul, 2014

    I have made these many times and never have had a failure. But must say I make the ones in Martha's Cookie book. The recipe is the same except the book has a little more detail for the frosting which makes it very smooth and easy to spread. The instructions say " Put sugar in medium bowl. Melt butter with cocoa powder in a saucepan over medium-low heat, string occasionally. Add butter mixture to the confection's sugar. Whisk in milk and vanilla." I just use my hand mixer instead of a whisk.

  • Americana 24 Feb, 2011

    I have a hard time with icing . Mine usually is lumpy and separates however this recipe was smooth and velvety . I loved it

  • smit1286 30 Jun, 2010

    This may sound crazy, but I am not typically a fan of homemade frosting prepared with confectioners' sugar. Perhaps it's too sweet or gritty or something. This recipes is an exception. It's wonderful. I suspect the butter has something to do with why I like it so much! It's very easy to make and is just the right amount for 2 dozen cookies.

  • vlam428 1 Dec, 2008

    This recipe is marvelous! I made it to go along with Martha's Surprise Cookies and they were exquisite!

  • lainin 2 Aug, 2008

    I make this frosting for my italian Chococlate Spice cookies. It is an old, very old recipe.

  • cmacosta 27 Jul, 2008

    This frosting is delicious! I made this recipe to frost Martha's Chocolate Surprise Cookies. Super easy to make!!!