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Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro

Buttermilk Frosting

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.

This recipe goes with Gingerbread Men Cookies, Gingerbread Snowflake Cookies

Southern Living DECEMBER 2011

  • Yield: 2 cups
  • Hands-on:10 Minutes
  • Total:10 Minutes

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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.

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