Sugar Cookie Buttercream Frosting

Jenni K


This is by far the best frosting I've ever used on my sugar cookies for the holidays. So easy, but the frosting is always the star!

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Frosts appx 10 dozen, depending on cookie size


10 Min




2 c
butter, softened (no substitutions)
6 c
powdered sugar (approximately)
1 Tbsp
vanilla extract
2 tsp
almond extract
food coloring (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

Beat together the butter and extracts. Start adding in the powdered sugar a little at a time, beating after each addition until you get the desired texture. (if you add too much sugar, a little milk can be added)
If desired, add food coloring and blend well. Split frosting into different bowls to make a variety of colors, or just keep it a clean white.
Apply how you would like to, either with a spatula or a piping bag. If you don't have a piping bag, but would like the effect, clip a small corner off a ziploc bag to use as a piping bag. Don't use generic bags for this, though, as it could burst open at the seam.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free, Wheat Free
Collection: Christmas Cookies
Other Tag: For Kids