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The Best Sugar Cookie Frosting

This sugar cookie frosting is perfect! It forms a nice crust on top but is light and fluffy on the inside!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Keyword cookies, frosting
Prep Time 10 minutes
Author Kasey Schwartz


  • 1 stick of butter - softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbs of good vanilla
  • 5-6 tbs of milk
  • food coloring optional
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  • Soften butter to room temperature
  • Place the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and beat on medium speed until smooth, about 1 minute.
  • Reduce the speed to low, slowly add confectioners, and beat until fully incorporated and smooth, about 3 minutes. Stop the mixer and scrape down the paddle and sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
  • Add vanilla and salt. Mixing completely.
  • Add milk one tablespoon at a time until it's a smooth consistency. Turn mixer to high and beat until light and fluffy.