I have made more frosting this winter than during any other 5-month span in my life. Lots of cupcakes and cake and just plain old licking of spoons and fingers. Reason #489 why my baby weight is still not totally gone. I'm blaming it all on the horrendous winter we have just experienced. All I have wanted to do is stay inside and make food and eat food and then eat more and more and more.
My peppermint buttercream frosting is still my winter favorite, but can you ever really go wrong with frosting? Butter and sugar are meant to be together, especially when they are swirling around in my satisfied belly.
With an electric hand mixer, cream 1 stick of butter for 3 minutes.
3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix on low speed until light and fluffy. Add additional confectioners' sugar, if needed. Mmmmm!