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February 17, 2009

Quick Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Filed under: Cookies, Dessert, Holiday — Tags: — bettylou79 @ 12:04 pm

You will notice that the picture below isn’t just of frosting but actually the sugar cookies that the frosting is gracing too!  I got the recipe for the sugar cookies from my 5k running buddy and friend from high school.  I had to beg for the recipe and she made me promise her my first born (no plans for any of those anytime soon!).  I promised my first born or that I would name him/her after her.  I will however give you her blog address to look at her other yummy things!  Here is her blog with pictures of her cookies.

This frosting recipe was great and came together quickly, even though I was nervous at first.  I also got to use my new small spreader from Pampered Chef.  It made frosting the cookies a dream!  I’m going to have an online/catalog party next month and I will definitely get the larger spreader too.  Here is what my spreader looks like:

spreaderMy only problem with the frosting was that now I have about 3/4 of a cup left over!  Hmm!  What to do!  I’ve thought of making cupcakes.  We’ll see what I decide on!  Eating it straight out of the bowl also sounds tempting too!  Here are my cookies.  Don’t mind the tacky paper plates!  I was sending them with my husband to work. Enjoy!


Quick Vanilla Buttercream Frosting



  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream


In a standing mixer fitted with a whisk, mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.

Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed for spreading consistency.


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