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Buttercream Frosting

Buttercream Frosting

This is an easy recipe for an all-purpose frosting good for cookies, cakes, or cupcakes.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 to 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. milk


  1. Cream butter and vanilla in a mixing bowl.
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar until frosting is spreadable.
  3. If frosting gets too stiff, add milk, one teaspoon at a time until frosting is the desired consistency.
  4. Frosting can be spread on cookies or cakes or piped with a decorating bag and tips.


To color frosting, I recommend using paste dyes instead of liquid dyes. They are more concentrated and will not alter the consistency of your frosting. You can purchase these at most large craft stores.

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