Buttercream Frosting

Top all of your desserts, from cakes to cookies, with this yummy frosting.

Our home economists suggest keeping the recipe for this creamy frosting handy because it deliciously tops cakes as well as cookies.

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  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 8 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 6 tablespoons milk


  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Food coloring, optional


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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, confectioners’ sugar, milk and vanilla (frosting will be thick). Add food coloring if desired. Makes 5 cups.[/step-item]


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Originally Published in Reader's Digest