It doesn't get any easier than this 12-minute recipe from pastry chef and former "Food Network" star Gale Gand.
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- 3 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-2 tablespoons whipping cream
In a standing mixer fitted with a whisk, mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.
Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed for spreading consistency.