Monday, December 22, 2014

How to Make Cookie Frosting

Making sugar cookies and frosting them is as much of a Christmas tradition as opening gifts for many people.

The canned store bought frostings are easy, but their ingredient list could make you queasy.

We need gluten free cookies for some family members, so I bought this sugar cookie mix.

Making frosting at home is really simple. There are only four simple ingredients needed for cookie frosting...

Cookie Frosting

2 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar, preferably organic (I use Trader Joe's)
1 Tbls. Butter melted, preferably grass-fed
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
3 Tbls. Milk (any kind of milk is fine)
(Optional) food coloring- chlorophyll, cherry juice, carrot juice, etc.

Mix the powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla extract together. You can leave the frosting white and add decorative toppings, or if you're using natural food coloring add them now before the milk.

For natural colors you can juice vegetables, or squish and strain fruits like cherries, for vibrant healthy color. I used chlorophyll for the green in our frosting. Start by adding a small amount of the juice color then mix it in. Keep adding more until you get the color you're wanting.

If it gets too runny add more powdered sugar to thicken the frosting up again. Once you have your desired color add a little of the milk until you have the consistency you'd like for the frosting.

Frost cookies and enjoy!

This mixture can be kept refrigerated for a couple of days if you'd like to make it ahead of time.

Merry Christmas, and may you all be blessed with peace!

My kid's food art. ;-)
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