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Sugar Cookie Frosting

Creamy Sugar Cookie Frosting is delicious and also sets well to keep cookies from being messy.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword sugar cookie frosting
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 2-tablespoon servings (total yield: slightly over 2 cups frosting)
Calories 237kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3-4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Food coloring optional


  • In a large bowl, using a hand mixer or stand mixer, cream together the butter, shortening, and powdered sugar. This will take 3-5 minutes for the frosting to become creamy.
  • Add in the vanilla and 2 tablespoons of the heavy cream. Mix until well combined.
  • If using the frosting in a piping bag: If the consistency of the frosting is too thick to pipe add more cream 1 tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency has been reached.
  • If adding coloring to the frosting: add the food coloring now after the desired consistency of the frosting has been reached.
  • Fill a piping bag or scoop the frosting into a bowl to spread onto the cookies.
  • Best if used right away. Add sprinkles directly after frosting as the frosting will begin to harden.


Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 3mg | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 226IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg