Brown Sugar Frosting Recipe -

Brown Sugar Frosting

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"Great on Praline Cookies (see recipe)"

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Original recipe makes 2 cups Change Servings


  1. Cook all ingredients except confectioner's sugar in iron skillet until smooth. Remove and add sugar. Spoon/drizzle over cookies. Frosting will harden when cool!
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 25, 2006

Substituting 1 cup mild molasses and 1 cup granulated sugar for 1 cup brown sugar will make this have a yummy caramel flavor too.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 24, 2009

I substituted light molasses plus 1 teaspoon Watkins Carmel extract. It was delicious but I had a problem with it setting up too quickly. I couldn't get it spread out over the whole cake, any suggestions?


15 Ratings

Sep 22, 2006

LOVED this easy recipe! After reading the other reviews, I decided to bring the mixture to a slow boil to see if I could get more of a caramel flavor. The flavor was great, but maybe a little too sweet to put on a sweet cookie, so next time I'll add some salt as well.

Oct 02, 2003

I loved it on the praline cookies!!!

Jan 02, 2009

Nice & simple as I like it...used molasses instead of corn syrup (didn't have), still good, richer flavor

Apr 12, 2004

The brown sugar frosting was very sweet, but it made a nice topping for the Cinnamon Butter Cookies ( I just dipped them into the frosting, let it set, and it turned out very, very good!

May 12, 2010

too hard to spread, pulls apart the cupcakes. tried adding water to thin it, doesn't taste the same.

Mar 29, 2010

Was great! Just like the one grandma used to make<3!


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  • Calories
  • 59 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.2 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%

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

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