Creamy Vanilla Butter Frosting
1/3 cup salted butter, softened
4 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1) In large bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Gradually add 2 cups of the powdered sugar, beating well.
2) Slowly beat in milk and vanilla.
3) Gradually add remaining powdered sugar, beating until combined. If necessary, beat in a little milk to make frosting the best consistency for spreading.
4) Refrigerate left over frosting.
SWEET CHOCOLATE BUTTER FROSTING
Add 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder to Creamy Vanilla Butter Frosting recipe.
HOLIDAY PEPPERMINT BUTTER FROSTING
Add drops of peppermint flavoring to Creamy Vanilla Butter Frosting to taste. Top with crushed peppermint candies (optional).
RICH COFFEE BUTTER FROSTING
Begin by making coffee milk: In 1 cup warmed milk, dissolve 5 tsp. espresso instant coffee. Let cool before using. Add ¼ cup coffee milk to Creamy Vanilla Butter Frosting. Adjust to your liking.
Source: Better Homes and Garden Baking Book