2 sticks butter, softened to room temperature
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4-5 cups confectioner’s (powdered) sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup of half and half, milk, or whatever hippie soy/almond substitute you use. Plus more if needed.
*This makes a metric shit-ton of frosting. Consider using the leftovers during sexy time with your boy- or lady-friend. If they aren’t already, this will totally make them fall in love with you.
Whip the living daylights out of the butter, the brown sugar, and the cinnamon. You could stop here, make pancakes, and use that as a spread, but I already had breakfast so we’re moving forward with the frosting.
Add the vanilla, and a splash of the milk. Whip/beat it* a little bit more.
*Making frosting has some really aggressive, sexually suggestive language. On that note, does anyone know any single boys who like baked goods?
Add a third of the powdered sugar. Beat until fully incorporated. Spend the next few minutes adding powdered sugar, then some milk, then some more sugar. Stop occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl, and also so you have an excuse to lick the spatula.
Adding the sugar in little doses like this and then totally combining it makes for a smoother, fluffier frosting in the end. And if you run out of milk but haven’t gotten to your desired frosting consistency, add a little bit more. I’ll look away.
Now, go back to the snickerdoodle cake you just made, and frost it. Frost it hard, and frost it long.
THERE. YOU ARE AWESOME.