Apple Butter Icing

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  • I’m going to make this short and sweet – just like this apple butter icing recipe. Really, this should be used to top everything in life, but I made it to top my Apple Butter Sugar Cookies. It’s made from scratch in less than 5 minutes.

    easy apple butter icing recipe to top cookies for fall

    Seriously, I’ve been thinking about using this apple butter icing recipe as a dip, coating bread with it, and of course, cake. I’m not sure what that says about me, but I love how the apple butter balances this sweet frosting and adds a subtle fall flavor.

    This is not the time nor place to talk about how much butter and sugar I use in my frostings, but I promise you, it’s worth it. If you really feel guilty about it, just try to take a few less tastes along the way. I dare you. I have yet to find success.

    the best frosting recipe with fall infused flavor

    Please note that I highly recommend you use apple cider in my apple butter icing recipe, but if you don’t plan on drinking the remaining apple cider, you can substitute it with milk. Either way, you won’t be disappointed! 

    the best frosting recipe with fall infused flavor

    Apple Butter Icing

    This easy apple butter icing recipe is the perfect way to add fall flavor to your favorite cookies, cakes, breads & more!
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    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Total Time: 5 minutes
    Servings: 36


    • 1 c butter softened
    • 5 c powdered sugar
    • 1/4 c apple butter
    • 2 Tbsp apple cider


    • Whip butter until smooth.
    • Gradually add powdered sugar.
    • Blend in apple butter and apple cider.


    You can substitute apple cider with milk
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    Just in case you haven’t heard, it’s Fall Cookie Week, so stick around for more fall infused recipes starting tomorrow morning!


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