Irresistible Butter Frosting
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Irresistible Butter Frosting

Tint this versatile butter frosting in a variety of colors when decorating cut-out cookies, or tint the entire amount one color to frost a special birthday cake.

5 min
5 min


4 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Half & Half

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

2 teaspoons vanilla

Food color, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine all ingredients in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Tint with food color, if desired. Add additional half & half, 1 teaspoon at a time, to reach desired spreading consistency.

Tip #1

For a no-mess disposable pastry bag, spoon icing into a clean resealable plastic food bag. Seal; snip off corner. Decorate cake or cookies as desired.


2.5Fat (mg)
5Cholesterol (mg)
25Sodium (mg)
13Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
0Protein (g)


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  August 18, 2016

very easy to make this is my 2nd time for iceing

— says h
  December 15, 2015

Because the frosting calls for half and half, does that mean that the cake would have to be refrigerated? Or will the frosting be okay at room temperature.

— says Pat
Test Kitchen Comment December 21, 2015

Hi Pat, you can keep the frosting at room temperature for about 2 hours, otherwise we'd suggest keeping it stored in the refrigerated. Happy baking!

— says mallory
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