Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

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  • Published Jun 27th
  • Servings50
  • Calories45
Great on Carrot Walnut Cookies (see recipe).

Orange Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Orange Cream Cheese Frosting for 50 servings:

  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Orange Cream Cheese Frosting Cooking Instructions

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The following are the steps to cook Orange Cream Cheese Frosting easily:

  1. 1 Beat cream cheese, butter or margarine, orange peel, and orange juice until creamy. Beat in confectioner's sugar until blended and smooth.
  2. 2 Spread about 1 1/2 teaspoons on each cooled cookie. Sprinkle with walnuts.
  3. 3 Let icing set 1 to 2 hours. Refrigerate in an airtight container with waxed paper between layers up to 1 week.


  • This frosting is great with Carrot Walnut Cookies

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 45 calories; 2.2 grams of fat; 6.3 grams of carbohydrates; 0.4 grams of protein; 3 milligrams of cholesterol; 8 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Nov 10th 2010

    did all but the walnuts and used it on pumpkin ginger muffins.... and a little on a cinamon raisin bagle - both yuuuumy!

  2. Oct 29th 2010

    Great recipe! I gave it 4 stars because I had to change a lot, but with my changes I'd give it 5 stars! I doubled the cream cheese and the orange zest, halved the orange juice and also adde ...

  3. Oct 19th 2010

    I dyed it orange =)

  4. Sep 20th 2010

    This turned out good in the end, but needed a little tweaking. I followed the recipe, but stopped at 2 cups of sugar and 1 tbsp of orange juice. At that point, it was plenty sweet enough and ...

  5. Mar 21st 2008

    I give 4 starts to this recipe due to don't need the 2 cups & a half of confectioners sugar only 1 cup & a half, and need 1/4 butter, I cover a layer orange cake.

  6. May 24th 2007

    Simply perfect for Carolyn's Orange Rolls, from this website, and the orange zest was wonderful! I left out the nuts and added 1/2 teaspoon vanilla; other than that, the recipe was perfect f ...

  7. Sep 8th 2005

    The flavor of this icing was quite good - the orange really adds a nice zip. However, it's quite thin. It's not the consistency I was hoping for when I think of cream cheese frosting. I adde ...

  8. Jun 1st 2003

    Very good. Didn't have orange zest so I added some orange marmalade. Everyone loved it. Put it on Carrot Bread from this site.

  9. May 7th 2000

    This icing is simple to make and tastes great on Carrot cookies or Carrot cake. The grated orange really comes through, so you may want to use less orange rind if you prefer. Good icing all round!