I absolutely love this sugar cookie recipe, made it for the first time last Christmas and it’s a keeper. However I’ve been having trouble finding a frosting recipe that
1) contains no shortening or margarine or corn syrup, ingredients I hate using.
2) dries well enough that you can stack the cookies after they are frosted
3) tastes good!
So I explored allrecipes.com, which I love because you can sort by highest rating, and found this recipe, with lots of positive reviews and none of the dreaded “bad” ingredients. Just butter, sugar, milk, and vanilla. This frosting takes minutes to whip up (as long as the butter has softened) and tastes fabulous. Perfect for these fun fall cookies I took to class tonight! I’ll be using this recipe again on Christmas cookies.
Decorator Frosting (from allrecipes.com)
2/3 cup butter
4 cups confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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.