Very Vanilla Frosting

READY IN: 10mins
YIELD: 1 1/2 cups




  • In a medium mixing bowl, add powdered sugar, butter, milk and vanilla bean paste.
  • With a spoon, stir ingredients together until moistened. Form a well in the center of the mixture and add food coloring if desired.
  • With a hand-held electric mixer, beat on high for two minutes or until smooth and creamy. If a stiffer frosting is desired, add a little more powdered sugar at a time until desired consistency is reached. For a thinner frosting, use less powdered sugar or add a little more milk at a time until desired consistency.
  • Spread frosting onto cooled cookies. Allow frosted cookies to sit at room temperature for 30-45 minutes in order for frosting to become firm enough to pack cookies away in an air-tight container. Be sure to place a sheet of wax paper between each layer of cookies to prevent them from sticking together.