Sugar Cookie Buttercream Frosting

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Jenni K

By
@AnCsMom

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!

Rating:
★★★☆☆ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
Frosts appx 10 dozen, depending on cookie size
Prep:
10 Min
Method:
Blend

Ingredients

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

Step-by-Step

  • 1Beat 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)
  • 2If 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.
  • 3Apply 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.

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About Sugar Cookie Buttercream Frosting

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