Beautiful Butter Frosting
This is an easy and delicious frosting which is great on cookies! This frosting may be spread on a cookie or piped with a pastry tip. While the icing will form a thin crust, it will be soft when bitten into. Do not stack these iced cookies or the details will be lost.
1/3 cup butter, softened
4-1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Try This Technique:
1. In a large mixing bowl beat butter until fluffy. Gradually add 2 cups of the powdered sugar, beating well. Slowly beat in the 1/4 cup milk and vanilla.
2. Slowly beat in remaining powdered sugar. Beat in additional milk, if needed, to reach spreading consistency.
Tint with food coloring. Makes about 2 cups of frosting