This simple buttercream frosting is the perfect compliment for plain sugar cookies. Add a little food coloring and start decorating those holiday masterpieces.
|1/2||cup||butter, room temperature*|
|1||teaspoon||clear vanilla extract**|
|~||favorite food coloriing|
|* This equals one stick of butter.
** Find clear vanilla at baking supply stores.
*** Water replaces the milk normally called for in this recipe because the sugar cookies are not refrigerated.
- Cream the butter and vanilla together in the bowl of an electric mixer until smooth.
- Set the mixer to medium and slowly add the powdered sugar.
- Add a few tablespoons of water and beat until fluffy. If the frosting appears dry, add a bit more water.
- Add a drop or two of your favorite food coloring and stir to mix.
NOTE: You may store the frosting in an air-tight container for two weeks. Whip the frosting before using so that it an even consistency.