Sugar Cookie Frosting

Total Time
5 mins
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This is the frosting I like to use for my soft sugar cookies, "Kathy's Frosted Soft Sugar Cookies". It uses heavy whipping cream and I like to add green or red food coloring to it when I make the cookies for Christmas. It should make enough to frost about 4-5 dozen cookies, depending on how thick of layer you use on each cookie and how big the cookies are. Update: 12/21/2009: I have changed the recipe to increase the amount of whipping cream. I agree with the other reviewer that more is needed but be sure to add the whipping cream gradually and then add the rest if needed.

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  • 12 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 14 cup whipping cream (may need an additional 1/4 cup)
  • green food coloring (optional)
  • red food coloring (optional)


  1. In mixing bowl, combine butter, confectioners' sugar, extract and enough cream to achieve spreading consistency.
  2. Add food coloring, if desired.
  3. Frost cookies.