Cream Cheese Frosting for Sugar Cookies

Submitted by Lauren McDonough, MACPA


I am #MACPAgrateful for my family and all the smiles we get to share together. This time of year is so fun! Yesterday, my son came home with a Thanksgiving placemat that he made during Pre-K, at the top, it said, “I’m Thankful for… Mommy”.

My favorite family tradition is baking and decorating cookies with my kids on Christmas Eve, I have a 1, 4, and 6 year old. We leave them out for Santa and give them to family members on Christmas day. We make sugar cookies and cream cheese frosting from scratch. It’s the one day of the year we completely destroy the kitchen, I’m talking eggs dropped on the floor by tiny hands and cookie dough on the ceiling from the mixers going too fast. There’s flour, sprinkles, and about 20 different colors of frosting everywhere. It’s messy, but so much fun and I look forward to it each Christmas Eve!

Here’s frosting recipe:

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients: 8oz softened cream cheese 1 stick of softened butter 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 5-6 cups confectioners sugar Directions: In a large bowl, add cream cheese, butter, and vanilla, mix until smooth. Slowly add 1 cup of confectioners sugar, mix and then add the remaining sugar 1 cup at a time until the consistency is frosting-like. For fun, separate the frosting into small bowls and add coloring!

Enjoy!  #MACPAgrateful


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