This is our favorite buttercream frosting. We make this recipe to frost our favorite sugar cookies. This buttercream is based on a Food TV recipe. We like a bit more vanilla than they use. This version is also adjusted to make just enough to frost a dozen sugar cookies. You can multiply the recipe with the digital recipe below if you need more.
Buttercream comes together fairly easily. If we have a stand mixer, we tend to use it, but we have made it with just a whisk. It takes a bit more effort to whisk, but I actually prefer the hand made method because I don’t have to move the mixer.
This frosting is a creamy white naturally. If you want more color in the frosting, it is best to make a big batch and divide it into portions to color. Just add a few drops and mix it up until they are as intense as you like.
The frosting does set up at room temperature. So once you have frosted a cookie or cake, the texture of the frosting looks great. If our house is warm though, we will put them in the refrigerator so the frosting won’t melt.