Decorator Frosting

Decorator Frosting

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"A frosting that's perfect for sugar cookies."

Ingredients 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 186 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 186 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 7.7 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 30g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 56 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, confectioners' sugar, and milk until light and fluffy, about 3 to 4 minutes. Beat in the vanilla and food coloring. Spread on or between cookies.
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This is the perfect Sugar Cookie frosting. I baked the "Blue Ribbon Sugar Cookies" submitted by:Angie Seaman, and used this frosting with sprinkles. I have a cookie jar filled with perfectly delightful tasting cookies. They make the best combination, and I am switching to them both from now on. This frosting starts off softer on the cookies and then hardens up enough to stack them without being crunchy. Absolute perfection.


This frosting came out great! What I did was I divided the frosting into four different bowls after adding the vanilla extract. Then I put 2 drops of different food colorings into each bowl so I could decorate some easter sugar cookies I made. It worked out perfect and it made a lot of frosting!


We really liked this icing. It's a lot like the icing that my Mother made years ago. Only she added a bit of cream of tartar. This recipe is easy to work with as well. If you want to change the taste for something a little different try adding a little vanilla, or almond extract, even lemon extract. For a few ideas. Thanks for sharing with us!