Simple Buttercream Frosting

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Need a simple-yet-delicious frosting recipe?

Light, airy, and oh-so-creamy? Sugary but not tooth-achingly sweet?

You’ve stumbled across the correct blog post, my friends.

The best part about this frosting is that it requires all of five (maybe six) ingredients!

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Let’s get to it!

What you’ll need…

  • 3/4 cup butter (or 1 & 1/2 sticks), softened
  • 2 & 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp. cream (heavy, half and half; milk will work, but it’s better to use a heavier cream)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  1. Take the softened butter and, using a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter until light and creamy.
  2. Slowly add in the powdered sugar, cream, and vanilla with the mixer beating on low speed until well-blended. Add in salt to taste. If frosting is too thin, add in more powdered sugar; if too thick, add in more cream. Play around with it until you reach your desired consistency. Beat well for another two-three minutes.
  3. Beat in the food coloring, if desired, and spread on top of whatever you’d like!

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Shown here on the Frosted & Sprinkled Sugar Cookie Bars (festive, no?)

Enjoy!

Adapted from this recipe here

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