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!
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*.
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!