I’ve got another quick and easy recipe for you! This frosting pairs perfectly with my Make Ahead Freezer Sugar Cookies and both recipes are ready for the upcoming holidays! You can easily transform this from a vanilla buttercream to any flavor you would like by simply swapping out the vanilla extract for another flavor. Let’s get started!

Quick and Easy Buttercream Frosting


4 cups powdered sugar

1 cup softened butter

3 teaspoons of vanilla extract

2 Tablespoons of milk


  1. Combine the butter, vanilla and 1 tablespoon of milk on low with paddle attachment on mixer, scrape the sides and stir with spatula.


2. Add powdered sugar one cup at a time while mixer is on low until all ingredients are combined. Scrape sides occasionally and after the last cup of powdered sugar is added, pour in the last tablespoon of milk. Leave on mixer on low until everything comes together.