Cream cheese frosting is more tangy and less sweet than buttercream.
Icings, Frostings, and Glazes
Icings, frostings and glazes have three purposes. The most obvious is to make your cookies prettier. Secondly, they will give a subtly-flavored cookie a bit more flavor, especially if the icing in question is something like a chocolate glaze or cream cheese frosting. Thirdly, depending on the recipe, they add another dimension to the texture of the cookie. Almost any cookie or dessert can be taken to the next level with a drizzle of some kind of glaze on it. Feel free to experiment!
An icing or glaze made with brown sugar. Ideal for donuts or bundt cakes.
A simple icing for decorating cookies or drizzling over cakes.
An opaque icing that dries to a hard, matte finish.
Flavorful, smooth, slightly translucent glaze great for decorating cookies or drizzling over other desserts.
This easy, shiny glaze is great for dressing up any cookie.
Browned butter gives this frosting a rich, toasted flavor.
Shortening makes the frosting more stable if cookies are going to sit out a while.