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A stack of perfect sugar cookies with red and green frosting in front of a red mug
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Homemade Sugar Cookie Frosting that Hardens

The Perfect Sugar Cookie Frosting for Decorating! If You Are Looking for Frosting For Sugar Cookies that Hardens this is it!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 84
Calories: 98kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 2/3 c. butter softened
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 2 lbs powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract


  • In mixing bowl cream together butter and milk with an electric mixer. Slowly mix in powdered sugar and extracts.
  • Frost sugar cookies immediately. Let frosting harden. Store cookies in air tight container.



If frosting in mixing bowl starts to harden before you are done frosting cookies add a little milk and stir to combine.
I measured out how many cups are in 2 lbs of powdered sugar and it is about 8 c.
If the butter and milk doesn't perfectly cream together that's fine. Just start adding the powdered sugar and it will start to cream together!


Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 4mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Calcium: 4mg