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Easy Cream Cheese Frosting for Cookies

Looking to make cream cheese frosting cookies? This is a delicious cream cheese frosting recipe perfect for sugar cookies and cut-out cookies!
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 0 minutes
Total 20 minutes
Fat 6
Carbs 20
Protein 0
Yield 20


  • 4 oz. cream cheese cold
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Food coloring


  • Place powdered sugar and salt into a bowl and set aside.
  • In a stand mixing bowl, add the cold cream cheese and whip with the paddle on medium-low until smooth. Scrape down the bowl and add the room temperature butter.
  • Add butter and mix on medium speed for 2-3 minutes or until it’s light and fluffy.
  • Add the powdered sugar in 1/2 cup at a time and mix on low until all of it is added. Scrape down the mixture from the sides of the bowl and then add the salt and vanilla.
  • Turn the speed up to medium-high and whip for 1 minute until very light, fluffy, and almost white.
  • Remove from the bowl and split into separate bowls. Add a bit of food color to each bowl for desired colors.
  • Frost the cookies with the icing and enjoy!

Tips & Notes

  • This cream cheese frosting recipe is enough for around 20 medium sugar cookies

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Nutrition Facts

Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 6g | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 10g