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Chocolate Icing Recipe

Chocolate Icing

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"A simple and delicious chocolate icing. Great on top of my family's all-time favorite Truffle Cookies, the recipe for which can also be found on this site."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Mix sugar, milk and unsweetened chocolate until smooth.
  2. Use this icing for dipping the Truffle Cookies.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 23, 2004

I wanted to use this for my Chocolate Gingerbread cut-out cookies. However, the icing was setting up too fast and forming a crust. So to adjust it for cookies, I added 3/4 cup more powdered sugar, 1 Tb more milk, and 1/2 Tb butter. I was then able to frost all my cookies perfectly well and sprinkled them with clear sparking sugar crystals (please note, the icing gets harder as the chocolate in it cools).

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 17, 2008

Tastes good, but unfortunately too difficult to work with. Sets up way too quickly.


24 Ratings

May 05, 2007

this is a great icing for frosting sugar cookies. It dries very quickly. I would not suggest using this for a cake or cupcakes, as it would be too hard to spread such a large amt. of it. I loved the flavor as well. Used Ghiradelli unsweetened chocolate blocks. Perfect amt. of chocolate. thanks for the easy recipe.

Dec 30, 2008

I used this for a chocolate bundt cake. It came out great for me the first time, I tried it.

Jan 27, 2005

the icing came out okay, a little plastic in appearance, and it sets a little too fast. I decided to add 30ml of cream and used a double boiler. the cream was used to smoothen out the graininess from the sugar and to increase fat content to delay setting and increase pourability

Oct 05, 2003

I must have done something wrong, because this didn't work for me at all. The chocolate wouldn't mix with the sugar, even using a mixer.

Aug 03, 2009

This simple and tasty icing is excellent for cookies. It did set up quickly so I just added a bit of milk as I went along.

Jul 31, 2008

i didn't feel like going to the store for icing one night and had all the ingredients for this one so i gave it a try! turned out great, and although like the others said it dries kinda fast but still was great for my cake.


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  • Calories
  • 52 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.8 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 1.3 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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