Our Favorite Cookie Frosting

Our Favorite Cookie Frosting Recipe
Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Dan Becker
Keep this recipe for our favorite cookie frosting handy! It's simple but oh-so-delicious. Leave the frosting white or tint it with food coloring if desired.

Yield:

Makes 2 cups, enough for 32 cookies (3 in. wide)

Recipe from

Sunset

Recipe Time

Total: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 83
Caloriesfromfat 33 %
Protein 0.1 g
Fat 3 g
Satfat 1.9 g
Carbohydrate 14 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Sodium 30 mg
Cholesterol 8.3 mg

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1 pound powdered sugar
About 3 tbsp. half-and-half (light cream)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract or finely shredded zest from 1 lemon
Food coloring (optional)

Preparation

In the bowl of a mixer, beat butter until very smooth. Add powdered sugar, 3 tbsp. half-and-half, and the vanilla and beat until very smooth. For a thinner frosting or a glaze, add more half-and-half. Tint with food coloring if you like.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per tbsp.

Note:

December 2008
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