simple tips for icing sugar cookies with buttercream

Tips for Icing Sugar Cookies

Course Dessert
Author Julie Blanner


  • 1 stick of butter softened
  • 3 c powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla {1 Tbsp if you're not using white}
  • 3 Tbsp heavy cream half and half or milk


  • Whip butter, gradually adding powdered sugar. Add vanilla and heavy cream and mix until smooth. Allow cookies to cool 10 minutes and ice while warm, or allow them to cool and melt your icing in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Using a measuring cup, pour icing on each cookie individually and using a cake spatula, smooth your icing before moving onto the next cookie.