Buttercream Frosting
Makes about 2 cups
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ teaspoon orange extract
  • Red paste food coloring
  1. In a large bowl, beat butter with a mixer at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, beating until smooth. Add cream and orange extract, beating until well combined.
  2. Spoon one-third of frosting into a pastry bag fitted with a medium round tip. Tint remaining frosting with red food coloring as desired.
Recipe by Paula Deen Magazine at https://www.pauladeenmagazine.com/santa-hat-cookies-recipe/