This is a great versatile recipe that can be used for any type of cookies or cakes. I won’t lie…this is stole from Martha Stewart Living, June 2003 issue. It’s a basic simple Cream Cheese Frosting…granted it’s exactly the same as my mother-in-laws awesome frosting…so…is it really stealing? (I only “stole” it cause it was easier to copy and paste from another site than write the whole recipe out all over again.
- Makes about 2-3 cups
- 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, room temperature
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar*
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Place cream cheese in a medium mixing bowl. Using a rubber spatula, soften cream cheese. Gradually add butter, and continue beating until smooth and well blended. Sift in confectioners’ sugar, and continue beating until smooth. Add vanilla, and stir to combine.
*1 cup of confectioner’s sugar makes it into a not-very-sweet icing. Some people like that, I personally, prefer a sweeter icing so we ended up using about 2 1/2 cups of sugar. Start with 1 cup and add in until it hits the sweetness level you like.