Basic Buttercream Frosting (+/- chocolate chips)
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INGREDIENTS
  • Servings: 4 cups
  • 12 ounces (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 pound confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 c mini chocolate chips
DIRECTIONS
  1. 1. Beat butter with a mixer on medium-high speed until pale and creamy, about 2 minutes.
  2. 2. Reduce speed to medium. Add sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, beating after each addition, about 5 minutes. (After every 2 additions, increase speed to high, and beat for 10 seconds, then reduce speed to medium-high). Add vanilla, and beat until buttercream is smooth. Use immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. (Bring to room temperature, and beat on low speed until smooth before using.)