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Vanilla Buttercream Filling

Use this sweet, creamy filling in our Coconut Sandwich Cookies. This recipe also appears on the Martha Stewart Makes Cookies app for iPad.

  • Yield: Makes enough for 2 1/2 dozen sandwiches
Vanilla Buttercream Filling

Source: Holiday Cookies, 2010


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Beat butter with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until creamy, about 2 minutes. Reduce speed to medium, and beat in confectioners' sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, scraping down side of bowl as necessary, until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add vanilla, and beat until smooth.

Cook's Note

Filling can be refrigerated in an airtight container up to 3 days; return to room temperature and stir until smooth before using.


Reviews (3)

  • Anna Realmuto 2 Sep, 2012

    it works

  • joyinthejumble 4 Feb, 2011

    I meant the comment below to be on this buttercream frosting recipe. Sorry for the confusion:)

  • joyinthejumble 4 Feb, 2011

    I believe it is granulated sugar since you are dissolving the sugar. If it was only 1 1/3 cups of powdered sugar, I don't think that there would be enough to make 6 cups of frosting.
    That's my take anyway:)

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