Butter Frosting

Butter Frosting


"Rich frosting, great on Banana Spice Cookies."


servings 58 cals
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Original recipe yields 48 servings



  • Calories:
  • 58 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 1.3 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.8g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 10 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a bowl beat butter or margarine until fluffy. Gradually add 2 cups of the confectioners' sugar, beating well.
  2. Slowly beat in the milk and vanilla. Slowly beat in remaining sugar. Beat in additional milk, if needed, to make of spreading consistency. Tint with food color, if desired.
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  1. 200 Ratings


Great frosting. i used it on top of chocolate cupcakes and it was fantastic. I tinted all different colours and it mixed really well. It was a bit too stiff to work with so i put it in the micro...

I just tried this after finding out that I was out of shortening to make the buttercream frosting I usually use for cupcakes/sugar cookies. I am impressed! I used powdered (reconstituted) milk a...

The frosting was tasty, though it was a bit too sweet so I added more butter and less sugar. It was also good with cocoa and melted chocolate.

Nice, basic and dependable butter cream frosting, but just a tad on the sweet side if you use all the powdered sugar called for. I stopped at 3-1/2 cups and found it just right, although as lit...

My family loves this recipe! It is really simple, fast, and can be used on many different desserts. My family's favorite is to use it on cut-out cookies!!

Good basic butter frosting recipe. I suggest adding the milk and sugar slowly checking for taste and consistency until it reaches your liking. Easy to add ingredients to this icing to make uniq...

I halved the sugar in this recipe and all my family still said it was way too sweet. It was kind of grainy although I beat it very well.

This was so easy!! My cousin and I made this at 2 am to frost a lemon cake. We added lemon extract and yellow food coloring to the frosting, and it was really good! Just make sure you put in ...

this is the receipe my mom used for all our cookies, especially at Christmas. You can add food coloring or cocoa. It's the the best!!