Friday, November 22, 2013

Homemade Cinnamon Icing

No cookies would ever be complete without icing!  I mean that's like a car without gas, it just doesn't work... well unless you're the chocolate chip cookie.  You win this one...

Anywho!  I whipped up this simple recipe for some *cough, cheating* I did on Thanksgiving.  I made some pumpkin cookies from a mix...never again... and thought they needed a little something.  This was in part to hide the "semi-homemade" taste of preservatives they had.  I'm learning, there is just something to be said for making things from scratch.

I am turning into to a scratch snob- wait, that sounded wrong.  You know what I mean.  I'm all for semi-homemaking it when you're in a crunch or if it's for a function you really don't care about (gasps, say it isn't so...) but when in doubt, scratch it out.  Err... I'm going to stop with that whole thing.

To the recipe!

Homemade Cinnamon Icing

1 stick of salted butter, softened
4 cups confectioner's sugar (powdered sugar)
1/4 cup milk (I used organic whole milk)
1 tsp. vanilla extract (optional)
1 to 2 tsp ground cinnamon

1.  Put the butter in a bowl and beat until smooth with a stand or hand mixer
2.  Add the confectioner's sugar, milk, vanilla (or omit if you like) and cinnamon*.
3.  Mix until blended and creamy.  Make sure to scrape the bowl to get any ninja cinnamon!
4.  Frost away!

* I used more cinnamon than the recipe calls for.  I kept adding it until I liked the taste.  To each their own...

This recipe could be altered to add a variety of flavors.  Think of it as a base(minus the cinnamon) and start adding extracts!  If you're not having fun in the kitchen, get out :)

Until next time ladies!  Frost yourselves! 


  1. Bahahahah! FROST YOURSELF! OMG I love it. Come to AR and hang out with me please!

  2. I've been looking for a good base frosting, so I will definitely have to try this one out! Pumpkin + cinnamon looks like a great combo!

    1. It was delicious! Please let me know how you like it!