Circus Animal Frosting

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 Cupcakes


A vanilla frosting mixed with Circus Animal Cookies.


  • 1 1/2 C Circus Animal Cookies
  • 1 C (2sticks) Unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 C Powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp Milk or heavy cream
  • 1 tsp Pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp Sprinkles


  1. Place Circus Animal Cookies in a large Ziploc bag. Use a rolling pin to crush cookies into small pieces. Set aside.
  2. Allow butter to soften for about 30 minutes. Or soften in the microwave for 10-15 seconds.
  3. Whip butter with a paddle attachment on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  4. Slowly add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. Frosting will become thick. After 2 cups of powdered sugar have been added, add 1 tablespoon of milk. Beat until smooth.
  5. Add remaining powdered sugar, followed by remaining milk and vanilla extract. Whip until smooth.
  6. Add crushed animal cookies and beat until incorporated. Add sprinkles last and mix in gently.
  7. Scoop frosting onto cooled cupcakes. Top with additional sprinkles.
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