Sugar Cookie Frosting


If it's creamy frosting you like, here's the recipe to top off those sugar cookies. #3 in the top 10 cookie recipes for Chicago 2011 at


  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • food coloring


In a large bowl, cream together the confectioners' sugar and shortening until smooth. Gradually mix in the milk and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth and stiff, about 5 minutes. Color with food coloring if desired.


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