sugar cookie buttercream frosting

★★★★☆ 3
a recipe by
Jenni K
Hermantown, MN

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!

★★★★☆ 3
serves Frosts appx 10 dozen, depending on cookie size
prep time 10 Min
method Blend

Ingredients For sugar cookie buttercream frosting

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

How To Make sugar cookie buttercream frosting

  • 1
    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)
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    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.