Sugar Cookie Frosting

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by Lainey39

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.

Top Review by HeatherRB

Love this Frosting!!! Perfect!! I had a cookie frosting party at my home with my son and my nieces and nephews. This was easy to spread and was so Yummy!! I did not want to use a recipie that had shortning in it, its always so waxy and bland when you use shortning. This is so creamy and tasty!
I also found a new teqnique for decorating frosted cookies. I used to buy colored sugars to decorate with but they are so expensive! I searched on the web and found out how to make my own, and it is so easy! All you do is take granulated sugar, (I used 1/2 cup), put it in a ziplock sandwich size baggie, add a few drops of food coloring, let out some air, then seal the bag and mash it , shake it, mash some more, until the desired color is achieved! You have to mash it around alot to press the color in. I had made a bag of every color of the rainbow! It was fun and easy, and our cookies look like the nothern lights! Very vibrant and full of colors! The kids were so happy to have more then just red & green this year, and it was so easy to make!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 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.

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