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Sugar Cookie Frosting Recipe

This is the best sugar cookie frosting recipe. Smooth and sweet, perfect for topping those sugar cookies!
Course Sweets & Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 114kcal
Author Kristine


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup milk


  • In a medium bowl with the use of a hand mixer, cream butter and powdered sugar until crumbly.
  • Add extracts, sea salt, and 2 TBS of the milk and mix on low to medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • Continue to mix on medium to high for 2-3 minutes. Add remaining milk, 1 TBS at a time, as needed to achieved desired thickness.
  • Add a few drops of food coloring to color frosting if desired. 


*Frosting may be separated to create several different colors from one batch.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.1g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 3.9g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 4mg | Sugar: 19.7g