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Healthier Sugar Cookie Frosting

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"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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15 m servings 58
Original recipe yields 48 servings (3 cups)


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  1. 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.


Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 58 calories; 2.2 10.1 0.1 < 1 < 1 Full nutrition

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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 ...

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 b...

Want to make but it doesn't say how much Confectioners sugar or shorting to use.

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 wan...