Got frosting? These Leftover Frosting Cookies are easy to make, perfectly fluffy and sweet, and such a fun way to use up what’s left after you make a cake or cupcakes.
I don’t often find myself with leftover frosting, and it’s even more rare that I have enough to do anything with (other than eat, of course). But sometimes that happens, and when it does, I’m definitely not interested in using the frosting to make something time-consuming.
Enter these Leftover Frosting Cookies. They’re super easy to whip up and, while they’re definitely a sweet treat, they aren’t cloyingly sweet like frosting can be. Plus, I like to make these cookies small, so they’re just a couple bites of goodness.
Leftover Frosting Cookies
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup leftover frosting, plus more for frosting cookies
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tbs milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
- Use a tablespoon or a small cookie scoop to form 12 cookies and place them on a greased baking sheet.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes, and then allow cookies to cool for a couple minutes.
- Transfer cookies to a cooling rack and, when they’re cooled, frost with the remaining frosting.
- This recipe makes 12 cookies. If you have enough frosting, you might want to double the recipe.
- The cookies in these photos were made using leftover brown sugar frosting.
- If you’re working with a less sweet frosting, like a meringue, you may want to add sugar to the cookie dough.
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