Sugar Cookie Frosting
Creamy Sugar Cookie Frosting is delicious and also sets well to keep cookies from being messy.
Servings 16 2-tablespoon servings (total yield: slightly over 2 cups frosting)
- 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