Wonderful rich and creamy icing, perfect for sugar cookies.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
60
Yield:
6 cups
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Ingredients

60
Original recipe yields 60 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine butter,1 cup confectioners' sugar, vanilla and almond extracts. Beat at medium speed and add remaining confectioners' sugar alternately with the heavy whipping cream. Beat until smooth.

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Nutrition Facts

118 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 16.1g; fat 6.1g; cholesterol 18.3mg; sodium 3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (27)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2014
Here's some tips: I adjust it for 24 servings - it's an even 1/2 c. butter. Keep heavy cream to 1/2 c. as well. Only add sugar gradually until desired consistency - this will prevent grainy. Don't like almond addition? Skip it and add full teaspoon of vanilla. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/22/2003
Easy yummy and easy-to-make frosting. However bit too much almond flavor for my family. Next time I make it I will cut in half the amount of almond extract. Read More
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29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2014
Here's some tips: I adjust it for 24 servings - it's an even 1/2 c. butter. Keep heavy cream to 1/2 c. as well. Only add sugar gradually until desired consistency - this will prevent grainy. Don't like almond addition? Skip it and add full teaspoon of vanilla. Read More
(43)
Rating: 3 stars
12/21/2003
Easy yummy and easy-to-make frosting. However bit too much almond flavor for my family. Next time I make it I will cut in half the amount of almond extract. Read More
(36)
Rating: 2 stars
01/04/2010
I was unsure how to rate this. It tasted excellent, but looked grainy and ugly when done. I made this for cupcakes for my kids classes at school and had to take each cupcake and roll it in sugar crystal sprinkes because of how the frosting looked. Once I did that, they looked fine. However, having said that, it is probably one of the best tasting frostings I have ever had, and the cupcakes were a huge success. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2009
The flavor was great; I omitted the almond extract because I didn't think it would work with my dessert. My only complaint is that the frosting didn't seem to hold up to warm temp I had to refridgerate them so the frosting was very stiff when cold! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2012
I have never reviewed any recipes before but this one deserved my time and efforts. This was the best frosting I have ever made. ever. It was creamy and had a nice consistency..not too heavy not too light Everyone loved the hint of almond flavor. I did not experience the grainy texture that others had mentioned. I did make sure to follow the directions and alternately add and beat the heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar. Also I cut this recipe in half and had PLENTY of frosting left. I frosted a "lambie" shaped cake (which needed a lot of frosting to give it a wooly texture). Greatest frosting recipe ever. I highly recommend this recipe! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2011
Tasted amazing and got rave reviews from my guests! While the frosting did look a little grainy it wasn't as bad as I thought it would have been with reading the other reviews. I made the recipe to a tee and would only make half next time Since after 2 dozen cupcakes and a 9 x 13 cake I still had a good amount of icing left over. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2007
I really love almond flavored sugar cookie frosting so I added a little more almond extract. I made half the recipe and it was plenty for four dozen sugar cookies. It was a little runny for me so I did have to add more powdered sugar. I think next time I make this I won't add as much whipping cream to it and it should be perfect! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
04/08/2011
Very easy recipe (esp with AllRecipes ability to change the serving/ingredients). Taste was good (my girls love sweet!) but texture was a bit grainy. Great recipe if you are brand-new at making frosting and want to find out if it's do-able. Now that I've done this I can try other recipes--and/or play with this. If you need a simple frosting recipe that does not call for shortening this is a good one to try. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2012
Delicious but I used way less cream and flavored it with marshmallow LorAnn flavoring. It tops a white chocolate whipped cream cake and it has blue white chocolate stars on it. Yummy! Read More
(5)
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