Butter Icing for Sugar Cookies

Here's a terrific recipe for icing sugar cookies, no raw egg whites.


1 cup (8 servings)


1 1/2 cups confectioners' (powdered) sugar
3 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk
3 drops red food coloring
1 (2.25 ounce) jar red decorator sugar


Combine confectioners' sugar butter, vanilla and milk, beating until creamy. Thin with a few more drops of milk (if necessary) to reach desired spreading consistency. Stir in optional food coloring. Spread frosting over cooled cookies and decorate with colored sugar, if desired.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 10 minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories: 162; Total Fat: 4.4 g; Cholesterol: 12 mg; Sodium: 45 mg; Total Carbs: 30.6 g (Dietary Fiber: 0 g); Protein: 0.1 g

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