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“This is my easy, delicious frosting recipe for sugar cookie cut-outs. I use vanilla bean paste for an intense vanilla flavor and because I love to see the specks of vanilla beans throughout. If you cannot find vanilla bean paste, you may substitute with 2 tsp. vanilla extract. The frosting turns out smooth and creamy and sets up nicely.”
1 1/2 cups

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, add powdered sugar, butter, milk and vanilla bean paste.
  2. With a spoon, stir ingredients together until moistened. Form a well in the center of the mixture and add food coloring if desired.
  3. With a hand-held electric mixer, beat on high for two minutes or until smooth and creamy. If a stiffer frosting is desired, add a little more powdered sugar at a time until desired consistency is reached. For a thinner frosting, use less powdered sugar or add a little more milk at a time until desired consistency.
  4. Spread frosting onto cooled cookies. Allow frosted cookies to sit at room temperature for 30-45 minutes in order for frosting to become firm enough to pack cookies away in an air-tight container. Be sure to place a sheet of wax paper between each layer of cookies to prevent them from sticking together.

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