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Coconut Frosting Recipe

Coconut Frosting Recipe

Soft, creamy coconut flavored buttercream is the perfect topping for these cookies or cupcakes or whatever it is that you're making!
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Frosting
Servings 1 Batch


  • 3 sticks softened butter
  • 4-6 C powdered sugar
  • About 1/3 C milk
  • 2 tsp coconut extract
  • Coconut for sprinkling
  • Whole Almonds


  • Beat butter until smooth. Add milk and powdered sugar. Begin with 4 C of powdered sugar and add more as needed to reach desired consistency. (Should be fairly thick but not so thick that you won’t be able to squeeze it out of a piping bag to frost.) Add coconut extract and mix in thoroughly.
  • Spoon frosting into a Ziploc bag, snip off one corner and pipe into center of cookie. Spread a little with a knife.