Butter Icing for Cookies

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Vseward Chef-V

Not too soft - not too hard - just right for cookies or cupcakes.

Top Review by RedhairMac

Admittedly this is the first year I've tried making Christmas sugar cookies, so maybe the problem I encountered may be chalked up to 'user error' but this icing did not stick to my cookies and I had to layer it on thicker than I wanted in order to get it to stick. Also, my jimmies and crystalized sugar toppings fell right off. What am I doing wrong??

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan, over medium heat, heat cream and butter until butter is melted.
  2. Stir in the vanilla and confectioners' sugar.
  3. Remove from heat, and beat with an electric mixer until thick and smooth.

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