sugar cookies in the shape of trees, stockings, snowmen, etc.

Super Easy Buttercream Icing – For Delicious Cakes And Cookies Anytime of Year

An Easy Peasy Buttercream Icing Recipe

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Buttercream Frosting Recipe

sugar cookies in the shape of trees, stockings, snowmen, etc.

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Easy Buttercream Icing
Icing that can be used for Cakes And Cookies, or any other sweets needing a sugary, creamy, buttery icing.
sugar cookies in the shape of trees, stockings, snowmen, etc.
Cuisine sweets
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 Stick Butter = to 1/2 Cup
  • 4 Cups Powdered Sugar also called confectioners sugar, or sometimes icing sugar.
  • vanilla to taste probably a couple Teaspoons... maybe a Tablespoon(3 tsp)
  • 1/4 tsp salt like, a pinch. I think this helps to round out the flavor and cut the sweetness, but if you omit it that will be ok too
  • 1 TBS milk/coconut milk/water/cream some sort of liquid to thin out the icing. Start with 1 Tbs and go from there as needed.
Cuisine sweets
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 Stick Butter = to 1/2 Cup
  • 4 Cups Powdered Sugar also called confectioners sugar, or sometimes icing sugar.
  • vanilla to taste probably a couple Teaspoons... maybe a Tablespoon(3 tsp)
  • 1/4 tsp salt like, a pinch. I think this helps to round out the flavor and cut the sweetness, but if you omit it that will be ok too
  • 1 TBS milk/coconut milk/water/cream some sort of liquid to thin out the icing. Start with 1 Tbs and go from there as needed.
sugar cookies in the shape of trees, stockings, snowmen, etc.
Instructions
  1. mix/whisk the powdered sugar and salt
  2. add in the butter and mix until a cornmeal like consistency is formed, or a paste may form
  3. add in the liquid as needed. If using food coloring, start low on the liquid, and then use the food coloring to get the color you desire. If it still needs to be thinned after this - add more of the liquid until you get the consistency that you desire.

 

I am honestly not sure how much this recipe makes coverage wise.  I think it will probably be enough to cover a small cake. Last time I used it, I want to say I made a batch for each color I was using to decorate Christmas cookies with.  I will update once I have a better idea of coverage, or let me know if you try it out.

A mixer is going to be really useful here – whether it be a stand mixer or a hand mixer it doesn’t matter.  Get one that’s relatively inexpensive here –> Hamilton Beach Hand Mixer

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