Yield: 30 servings

Sugar Cookie Frosting

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Put down the can and make your own Sugar Cookie Frosting from scratch! Made with vanilla beans for a rich flavor, this frosting adds the finishing touch to all your favorite holiday sugar cookies.


  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼-½ cup milk
  • 1 or 2 vanilla beans (scrape out seeds)
  • sprinkles, food coloring, for decoration


    1. Beat butter for 3 minutes until pale in color.
    2. Add in powdered sugar, milk and vanilla beans. Beat for an additional 3 minutes until fluffy. Add food coloring if desired.
    3. Add sprinkles immediately after frosting the cookies. ENJOY.


  • Spread or pipe frosting onto sugar cookies. If piping, you may need to add a little more milk (closer to the ½ cup), if spreading, use closer to the ¼ cup.
  • Allow cookies to set with frosting. Stack between layers of parchment paper to set.
  • Frosted cookies can be frozen for up to 30 days. Thaw in refrigerator overnight.
  • I use Americolor food coloring for deep lovely colors.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 0gSugar: 22gProtein: 0g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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