Buttercream Frosting

Prep Time:
10 min
Cook Time:
Total Time:
10 min
frosting for 2 1/2 dozen cookies


  • 6 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 3 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Food coloring, as desired


  1. BEAT butter in medium bowl with electric mixer at high speed until creamy. Add powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Beat on low until blended.
  2. BEAT on medium until light and fluffy. Add more milk if frosting is too thick. Divide into bowls as needed. Stir in food coloring as desired.


Serving Size (1/30 of recipe), Calories 70 (Calories from Fat 20), Total Fat 2.5g (Saturated Fat 1.5g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 5mg, Sodium 15mg, Total Carbohydrate 12g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 12g), Protein 0g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 0%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.