Sugar Cookie Buttercream Frosting


A delicious Vanilla Buttercream Frosting recipe is a must-have in any cookie baker's arsenal: Learn how to make buttercream frosting with this easy tutorial. 
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You can't imagine how easy it is to make your own cookie icing right at home. Quick and easy to make, this delicious recipe is well-loved for its flavor and versatility.

How to make The Best Buttercream Frosting

  • Pull out your butter  an hour prior to softening, do NOT melt (will cause greasy frosting), or add when it's not soft (lumpy frosting)
  • Half and Half will turn this frosting into the creamiest frosting you've ever tasted. Heavy cream can be used but a thicker, creamy frosting will develop.
  • I use Salted butter, the salt in butter will make your buttercream stand out from those sugary, store-bought frosting.
  • Vanilla extract is commonly used for buttercream frosting but almond extract can be used but half the amount of vanilla.






Tips for Buttercream Frosting
  • Buttercream icing can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 1 week.
  • You can freeze frosting for up to 3 months. Let it come to room temperature then re-whip with an electric mixer until light and fluffy again. Freeze in an air-tight container or freezer bag.
  • A buttercream icing made with a recipe consisting of butter can generally sit out at room temperature for up to 2 days. Cover icing with plastic wrap to limit crusting.
  • Gel food coloring is a little less liquid than regular food color. Gel food coloring is good to use when you want very vibrant colors.






Sugar Cookie Buttercream Frosting

A delicious Vanilla Buttercream Frosting recipe is a must-have in any bakers arsenal: Learn how to make buttercream frosting with this easy tutorial. 
Ingredients:
  • 3 cups powder sugar (confectioners'sugar)
  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • 2-3 tbsp half and half milk 
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • Food Coloring

Instructions:
  1. In a large bowl, blend together, the confectioners' sugar and butter.
  2. Gradually mix in the milk and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth and spreadable, about 5 minutes. If frosting is too thick, add a little milk, if too thin, add a little powder sugar.
  3. Blend frosting with food coloring if desired

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