Do you like frosting on your sugar cookies as much as I do?
If so, I have a great recipe to share with you! This sugar cookie frosting recipe frosting is buttercream, and is made without corn syrup! I tailored this recipe to make exactly enough frosting for one dozen cookies. If your batch is larger than this, just evenly multiply the amount of ingredients to make the amount you need!
This sugar cookie frosting recipe is very easy and fast! No blender is required, but will save you some physical effort. In my opinion, using a whisk to mix it all together takes less time altogether because I don’t have to hand-wash my blender.
This recipe doesn’t contain corn syrup, so don’t expect it to harden the same way as conventional store cookies. One benefit of using this kind of frosting is that it helps prevent your cookies from drying out in storage!
This frosting is great to go along with your sugar cookies during holidays like Christmas! This sugar cookie frosting recipe is a bit unconventional, but tastes fantastic. This way, I can control what goes in my icing. No corn syrup allowed in this house!
Let’s Talk Ingredients!
For this recipe, any milk will work fine – cow’s milk, almond milk, oat milk, even water will work for making this icing!
Powdered sugar, also known as icing sugar or confectioner’s sugar is best added slowly to the recipe while mixing in the other ingredients.
I used regular cow’s milk butter for this recipe. If your butter isn’t already softened, put it in the microwave for five seconds at a time until it’s softened, but not melted. If it melts, put it back in the fridge until it reaches the ideal texture.
Vanilla extract will be the driving force behind the flavor of the frosting. The reason I choose to add it after the other ingredients have already consolidated is because of potential spillage of the milk during the mixing process. I add my vanilla and almond extract afterwards and it works fantastic!
Almond extract naturally enhances the flavor of vanilla extract. This extract is very powerful, and caution should be exercised when adding it, since too much will ruin your batch of frosting.
Adding Frosting to Cookies
One technique I like to use when adding icing to cookies is flipping the cookie upside down, swirling it into the bowl of icing, then setting it aside. You can simply smooth the icing over with a butter knife when finished.
Another option is to use a frosting piper, and make proper shapes and designs on your cookies. If you’re looking for frosting piper techniques, check out this article here.
Sugar Cookie Frosting Recipe
- Medium bowl
- Whisk or blender
- ¾ cup softened butter
- 1-2 tbsp milk
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 drop almond extract (optional)
- Mix soften butter and milk with a whisk or a blender until consolidated as much as possible.
- Add in powdered sugar slowly into the mixture until fully blended.
- Whisk vanilla extract and almond extract into the icing.