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Doctored Up Canned Icing

Author: Kristin



  • 1 box cake mix any flavor
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup Mini Chocolate Chips optional


  • 1 can fluffy white icing
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar or less, depending on how sweet you want it
  • 1 tsp vanilla



  • Mix all ingredients, except chocolate chips, until combined. Fold in chocolate chips. Batter will be thick and sticky, but that's a good thing. That's what you want!
  • Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto an ungreased baking sheet. I like to use a cookie scoop - it gives the perfect amount of dough each time.
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 8 minutes. Allow to cool on the sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.


  • With your hand mixer, whip the ingredients together until smooth and fluffy. The idea is to thicken the frosting and give it a more homemade texture and flavor.
  • Spread frosting on the backside of one cookie and top with another cookie. Preferred method - I used a pastry bag and piped the frosting on each cookie, and then smooshed the frosting down with another. It's much quicker and easier, and there's little to no chance of breaking a cookie!