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Frosted sugar cookies on a red and white plate

Sugar Cookie Frosting Recipe

A delicious and easy to make stackable sugar cookie frosting recipe.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, frosting
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 157kcal


  • 1/2 cup Crisco or other shortening
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Food Coloring


  • In a large bowl, but shortening with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, approximately 1-2 minutes. Add one cup of powdered sugar to the shortening and beat until well combined. Add vanilla and salt and mix until well combined.
  • Add in another cup of powdered sugar, and beat until well combined. Add in a small amount of the milk, and mix until combined. Repeat this process with powdered sugar and milk. If a thicker frosting is desired add additional powdered sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, beating well after adding additional powdered sugar. If a thinner frosting is desired, add additional milk, 1-2 teaspoons at a time.
  • If desired, add food coloring and mix well.
  • Immediately pipe or spread onto cookies.



Recipe easily can be doubled or even tripled. 


Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 4mg | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg
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