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Homemade Sugar Cookie Frosting

 This homemade sugar cookie frosting is super smooth & spreadable, making it a perfect pair to your favorite sugar cookie recipe. I prefer to spread it the old fashioned way with a knife, but it also works well for loose piping.

Course Dessert
Category Frosting
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 109 kcal
Author Melissa Rose


  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter, softened to room temperature
  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 teaspoons milk
  • Optional: Drop of Pink Food Coloring


  1. In a large bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese on medium speed using a hand or stand mixer (with paddle attachment) for 2-3 minutes (until creamy).
  2. Keeping the mixer on medium speed, slowly add in vanilla, almond extract, and powdered sugar. Add milk, turn mixer to high speed and continue mixing for 2 minutes. If frosting is thicker than you would like, add an extra 1 teaspoon of milk at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  3. If desired, add a few drops of food coloring for a colored variation!

Recipe Notes

Makes about 1.5 cups (enough to typically frost 2 dozen cookies)

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Sugar Cookie Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 109 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 49mg2%
Potassium 6mg0%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Sugar 14g16%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Calcium 7mg1%
* Nutritional information is estimated from a online calculator and can vary based on ingredients. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.