Buttermilk Frosting

Southern Living
Buttermilk FrostingRecipe
Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro
Buttermilk Frosting is a quick and easy frosting to whip up. Spread Buttermilk Frosting over your favorite cookie and decorate as desired with candies and sugar crystals--they adhere easily to the Buttermilk Frosting.
2 cups


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1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (16-oz.) package powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 to 5 Tablespoons buttermilk


Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 10 Minutes

Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at low speed until blended. Slowly beat in vanilla and 4 Tbsp. buttermilk. Increase speed to medium, and beat until smooth. If desired, beat in remaining 1 Tbsp. buttermilk, 1 tsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

Created date

November 2011