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Ingredients (7)

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick), at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup Best Eggnog (see recipe intro)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • Pinch ground cinnamon
  • Pinch fine salt
Nutritional Information
  • Calories197
  • Fat11.88g
  • Saturated fat7.52g
  • Trans fat0.47g
  • Carbs23.18g
  • Fiber0.03g
  • Sugar22.69g
  • Protein0.49g
  • Cholesterol35.21mg
  • Sodium42.67mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (8 servings) Powered by

This basic frosting is a sweet way to use up leftover eggnog. It gives a festive flavor to sugar cookies or cupcakes.

Game plan: If you refrigerate the frosting, allow it to come to room temperature before using.

Instructions

  1. 1Place the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Stop the mixer and scrape down the beater and sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
  2. 2Turn the mixer to medium low, gradually add the powdered sugar, and beat until combined, about 2 minutes.
  3. 3Add the remaining ingredients and beat until the frosting is very airy and thoroughly mixed, about 2 minutes. Use immediately to frost cookies or cupcakes, or store covered in the refrigerator until ready to use.
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