Frosting for Sugar Cookies

Recipe by Debs Recipes
READY IN: 10mins
SERVES: 48
YIELD: 2 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Beat together butter, vanilla, 1 tablespoon cream, and a half cup powdered sugar; stir in a few drops food coloring - The color should be somewhat darker than desired, because it will lighten up as you add more cream and sugar to the frosting.
  • Add alternating portions of 1-2 tablespoons cream then a half cup powdered sugar; beating after each addition until well blended.
  • Continue adding and beating in portions of cream then powdered sugar until you have incorporated all the ingredients; stir in additional cream or powdered sugar if necessary.
  • You may vary the amounts of cream and/or powdered sugar to achieve desired frosting amount and consistency - Your choice of a nice and thick frosting, a very thin glaze, or anything in between is possible.
  • Spread finished frosting onto cooled sugar cookies; candy sprinkles are best added as each cookie is frosted - They seem to adhere better that way.
  • NOTE: Regular or evaporated milk, whipping cream, whipped cream, or even sour cream - whatever you've got in the fridge - may be substituted (I've subbed in each of these at times) for the half & half.
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