This is the best buttercream frosting! It is homemade, easy to make, absolutely delicious and the only buttercream frosting recipe you will ever need!
Now that it’s the big holiday season I was trying to think of what recipes I use the most October to January. My go to and tried and true ones. Buttercream frosting is something I make a lot of during the holiday season. For cakes, cookies or whatever else you may need frosting for, this is truly the best buttercream frosting recipe. It is easy to make and pretty hard to mess up. It works for piping or just spreading. I’ve used this recipe for at least 15 years and it has never failed me. If you need an awesome sugar cookie recipe for cute cut outs this holiday season check out my Favorite Almond Sugar Cookies!
Put 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter (not margarine), 1/4 cup shortening, 1/8 tsp Salt, and 1 tsp Vanilla in a mixing bowl. If you are wanting the whitest possible buttercream frosting then you will want to use clear vanilla. Beat these together well.
Beat in the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. After the 3rd Cup of powdered sugar add 3 Tbs of milk. Beat well and add the last cup of powdered sugar and mix well. Add food coloring if you want to. Be aware though, the liquid food coloring that is common with thin out the buttercream frosting. For this reason I highly recommend only using gel food coloring.Print
This is the best buttercream frosting! It is homemade, easy to make, absolutely delicious and the only buttercream frosting recipe you will ever need! Makes approximately 3 Cups of Frosting
- 1/2 Cup Butter (Not Margarine) (softened)
- 1/4 Cup Shortening
- 1/8 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Vanilla (clear vanilla if you want white frosting)
- 3 Tbs. Milk
- 4 Cups Powdered Sugar
- Gel Food Coloring
- Beat the butter, shortening, salt and vanilla together in a mixing bowl.
- Beat in the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, beating well after each cup. After the 3rd cup of powdered sugar add the 3 TBS milk. Beat well and add the last cup of powdered sugar.
- Stir in food coloring. Frost your cookies, cakes or whatever else you want!
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