Creamy Buttery Sugar Cookie Frosting

This year I signed up to bring 2 dozen cookies (NOTE I did say 2) to a school function for Valentines Day.  Well I ended up making about 12 dozen!! It happened to be a day that I was super tired and running on empty.  I totally couldn't remember making that many until the job was completed and I took a  count!! Anyway this is my new favorite frosting recipe!! It is delicious and is perfectly paired with Soft & Chewy Sugar Cookies.  The cookies were gone in no time and everyone loved them!
Creamy Buttery Sugar Cookie Frosting
adapted from Authentic Suburban Gourmet
1 cup butter, softened
2 oz cream cheese, softened
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 Cups powdered sugar (may need a bit more)
1-3 Tablespoons milk

pinch of salt
Several drops food coloring 

Cream together the butter,cream cheese,vanilla and pinch of salt . Slowly beat in the powdered sugar. Once smooth and creamy, add in the milk, 1 tablespoon at a time until the desired spreading consistency is achieved. If you feel it is too runny add some more powdered sugar.  If desired, add food coloring and beat until combined.

Spread on your cookies and decorate with sprinkles or colored sugar!
*The original recipe called for cream instead of milk.  I never have cream on hand.  The milk worked well.


  1. These cookies are beautiful. No wonder they are all gone so quickly. Love the way you decorate these cookies on top. :) Very festive.

  2. Sounds like a great frosting Tiffanee and the cookies look yummy:@)

  3. 12 dozen cookies??? Holy smokes! That's so many. I would have taken some off your hands for you =o) They look wonderful and the frosting recipe sounds amazing! Can't wait to try it.

  4. Those cookies look like they would melt in your mouth! I wish it was Valentine's month instead of Valentine's Day! Have a great weekend!

  5. Yum...nothing better than sugar cookies in my book!!!! That's a lot of cookies to bake. I don't know about you, but for me baking is a stress relief so I can spend way to long in the kitchen and not even realize it :)


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