Using low-fat milk and natural no trans-fat shortening make this great frosting recipe healthier. If desired, use natural food dye to color the frosting.

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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat confectioners' sugar and shortening together in a large bowl until smooth. Gradually mix in milk and vanilla extract with an electric mixer, until smooth and stiff, about 5 minutes. Color with food coloring.

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Editor's Note:

This recipe is a healthier version of Sugar Cookie Frosting.

Nutrition Facts

58.2 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 10.1g 3% DV; fat 2.2g 3% DV; cholesterol 0.1mg; sodium 0.8mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2012
I made a copycat Lofthouse cookie recipe that I found on another website and used this recipe to frost them. I did not have natural shortening I used Crisco. This is simple to make recipe that was easy to work with/spread onto the cookies and seemed to be very close to the Lofthouse cookie frosting which is the end result I was looking for. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/20/2017
Want to make but it doesn't say how much Confectioners sugar or shorting to use. Read More
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2012
I made a copycat Lofthouse cookie recipe that I found on another website and used this recipe to frost them. I did not have natural shortening I used Crisco. This is simple to make recipe that was easy to work with/spread onto the cookies and seemed to be very close to the Lofthouse cookie frosting which is the end result I was looking for. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2013
This is great! I made exactly as described except I did a half batch. I made it to draw a football shape on my brownies for the Super Bowl. It's exactly the right consistency. I may never buy decorator frosting again!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/23/2012
Very easy to make. I used Crisco as it is trans-fat free. I also used organic vanilla as that is what I had on hand. For the milk I added until the frosting was at my desired consistency (I wanted to be able to pipe it for gingerbread men). We used for gingerbread and roll out sugar cookies. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/20/2017
Want to make but it doesn't say how much Confectioners sugar or shorting to use. Read More