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sugar cookie frosting by annette

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Annette W.
Lincoln, NE

Sugar cookies are great when left plain but aren't they even better when frosted with some rich, thick cookie frosting? I think so! Recipe is my own.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We love the almond extract added to this sugar cookie frosting. It adds more flavor to the frosting than just the butter and powdered sugar. This frosting can be tinted for any occasion and holiday. If you want to make your sugar cookie look extra special, the consistency is perfect for piping onto a cookie. But, it can easily be spread on if you're in a rush. It will take your sugar cookie to a new level.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For sugar cookie frosting by annette

  • 1 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    butter, softened (omit if making white)
  • 2 lb
    powdered sugar
  • dash of salt (only if omitting butter)
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 tsp
    almond extract (you can use vanilla but almond is so much better)

How To Make sugar cookie frosting by annette

  • Shortening creamed until smooth.
    Cream the shortening and butter (if using) until smooth.
  • Adding some of the powdered sugar.
    Add half the powdered sugar.
  • Adding some of the milk.
    Add half the milk and mix. Repeat until all of the powdered sugar is mixed in.
  • Extracts added to the frosting.
    Add the almond extract. Beat until well mixed and creamy.
  • Piping frosting on the sugar cookie.
    The frosting is spreadable or easily piped. Enjoy!