CakeBoss Easy Vanilla Icing
This is an easy, crusting recipe for simple vanilla buttercream icing. It is very sweet and very rich. I think it’s perfect for cookies because it crusts so well. It's a handy recipe because it's made with pantry staples so there's a good chance you already have these ingredients on hand.
¼ cup (4 tbsp) very soft salted butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1.5 tsp vanilla extract, or flavoring of choice
3 tbsp milk, or liquid of choice (add more if necessary to achieve desired consistency)
Whip butter until soft and fluffy.
Add 1 cup powdered sugar and blend until combined.
Add vanilla and milk (or liquid of choice) and blend well.
Then gradually add the rest of powdered sugar to desired consistency.
Beat about 5 minutes. Color will gradually lighten with beating.
Store on counter for 5 days or refrigerator for two weeks. Freezes well.