Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro
Hands-on Time
10 Mins
Total Time
10 Mins
2 cups

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.

How to Make It

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.

Ratings & Reviews

CindyW's Review

May 14, 2014
This turned out VERY light and fluffy. We wanted it to also have a little more flavor, so sprinkled the top of the frosted bread with cinnamon-sugar. I think next time maybe I'll use some almond extract?

kellyirish's Review

March 04, 2012