Our Favorite Cookie Frosting

Our Favorite Cookie Frosting
Photo by Annabelle Breakey


  • About 3 tbsp. half-and-half (light cream)
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or finely shredded zest from 1 lemon
  • ½ cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 pound powdered sugar

In the bowl of a mixer, beat butter until very smooth. Add powdered sugar, 3 tbsp. half-and-half, and the vanilla and beat until very smooth. For a thinner frosting or a glaze, add more half-and-half. Tint with food coloring if you like. Note: Nutritional analysis is per tbsp.

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