I made this icing to decorate some Christmas sugar cookies that I made. It was delicious!!! This frosting was not only the perfect amount, but it was the perfect consistency. Next time, though, I will use clear vanilla if I am going to leave it white.
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
Makes about 2.5 cups
1 cup butter, softened (not melted!)
3 – 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon clear vanilla extract
up to 4 tablespoons milk or heavy cream
Cream the butter for a couple minutes with beaters at medium speed. Add 3 cups of powdered sugar and blend together a low speed until the sugar has been incorporated into the butter.
Increase the beater speed to medium and add the vanilla, salt, and 2 tablespoons of cream. Beat for 3 more minutes.
If your frosting needs a stiffer consistency, add remaining sugar. If your frosting needs to be thinned out, add remaining cream, one tablespoon at a time.
Original recipe from AllRecipies.com