Homemade Vanilla Frosting

Recently I whipped up a batch of sugar cookies. When it was time to frost and decorate them, I realized that I didn’t have any frosting. Normally, I have a container of store bought frosting in the fridge. Luckily I had some powdered sugar in the cupboard and I was able to make homemade frosting. It was quick and really complemented the sugar cookies! My son and I had a blast creating different colors and decorating the cookies.

This is the exact recipe I used. It is easy and quick to whip up your own frosting and it tastes delicious! You won’t want to buy frosting again! Here’s what you need.



  • 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Butter, Softened
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp Milk


Combine powdered sugar and butter in a mixing bowl, stirring well.

Stir in vanilla and milk until smooth and thick.

If the frosting is too thick, stir in a little milk until you have the desired thickness.

If your frosting gets too thin, add in a little powdered sugar until you achieve the desired thickness.

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Mix in food coloring to experiment with fun colors.



Store unused frosting in an airtight container. Place in the refrigerator up to a week.

Happy baking!


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