This recipe is perfect for my mom’s sugar cookies, or her cinnamon rolls. I even use this recipe half of the time to frost a cake or cupcakes. My kids {and I} can’t get enough of this frosting! It’s amazingly easy to whip up and even a beginner can’t mess it up. Give it a try . . .

Butter Cream Frosting


  • 8 T – Butter
  • 5 C – Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 C – Milk or Cream
  • 1-1/2 tsp – Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp – Almond Extract


Beat together butter, 1/2 of the powdered sugar and 1/2 of the milk. Add vanilla and almond extract; beat well. Then add the rest of the powdered sugar and milk. Mix until well blended and smooth.

Note: If your going to be adding food coloring, I prefer gel food coloring for frosting so it doesn’t “water” down the consistency.