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February 8, 2011 by Becky Becky

Q I love pretty icing on my cookies. What is the best type of icing to use? I'd like something that doesn't get hard and break off when you bite into it.


- Patricia


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Nothing transforms a delicate butter cookie into a sensation like icing. Adding that little bit of color and creaminess can be done with a thin glossy glaze or a rich frosting. Buttercream frosting is the ultimate, of course, with its light, silky texture and ease of spreadability.

The three classic recipes below — including our chocolate glaze-dipped Be My Valentine Cookies, our buttercream frosted Best Ever Butter Cookies or our playful Springtime Butter Cookies — will let you experiment with some delicious adornments on some fabulous cookies.

After the frosting firms up a bit, your cookie creations can be layered with waxed paper in a loosely covered container and stored on your countertop for a week or two. But be careful — frosted cookies have been known to disappear at a moment's notice.

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