You had me at “Marshmallow Fluff”…

You had me at “Marshmallow Fluff”…

The cousins are at Grandma’s visiting from out-of-town, so we all pilled up and spent the day with them at Grandma’s house. What is the first thing they thought of to do together?? Make cookies! They had so much fun adding and stirring, and the smell coming out of the oven was so warm and sweet. I immediately knew, that delicious cookie smell must be introduced to some frosting. 

Marshmallow Fluff Buttercream
Yields 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
676 calories
162 g
8 g
3 g
0 g
2 g
172 g
17 g
158 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
172g
Yields
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 676
Calories from Fat 26
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
5%
Saturated Fat 2g
9%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 8mg
3%
Sodium 17mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 162g
54%
Dietary Fiber 0g
0%
Sugars 158g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
2%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3 c pure cane powdered sugar
  2. 1 c marshmallow fluff
  3. 3 T butter (I use salted), softened or at room temp
  4. 1 1/2 t vanilla*
  5. 2-3 T 2% milk
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, add powdered sugar, fluff, butter and vanilla. Add milk 1 T at a time stirring rigorously** between the addition of each T. Add milk one T at a time until desired consistency is reached (you may only need 2 T). Use immediately on your favorite cookies, cake or even as a fruit dip. Refrigerate up to 2 weeks.
Notes
  1. * McCormick's pure vanilla extract was the highest rated in a recent taste test by Cook's Illustrated.
  2. ** I whisk by hand ((just a weird philosophy I have & will tell you about one day)) but you may prefer to use a stand mixer.
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calories
676
fat
3g
protein
0g
carbs
162g
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As the cookies were cooling, I grabbed the classic ingredients ((butter, powdered sugar, milk & vanilla)). But while I was looking for the powdered sugar, I saw a jar of marshmallow fluff in mom’s pantry. A mathematical formula immediately came to mind:

Buttercream + Marshmallow fluff = heaven in a bowl x ∞

Within 4 minutes I was certain this formula was a mathematical principle. It’s simple and delicious, but the addition of the fluff adds a distinct marshmallow flavor and a wonderful light and airy texture. A keeper for sure, I can’t wait to try this out on a chocolate cake!

I hope your mouth enjoys this buttercream twist as much as my mouth did!