Buttercream Icing

Buttercream Icing

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"An easy to make egg-free frosting that works great for decorating cookies for holidays, birthdays and parties. When you need to add coloring to icing, use color paste. If you use liquid coloring, you may need to add more confectioner's sugar."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 181 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 9.8 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 24g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 34 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, shortening, and vanilla. Blend in the sugar, one cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the milk, and continue mixing until light and fluffy. Keep icing covered until ready to decorate.
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I made two batches. One following the exact recipe, and one with all butter. Defenitely use all butter, the icing turns out just as nice and there is no shortening taste.

Great base recipe; I used all butter, no shortening. I used an extra teaspoon of vanilla and about 4-5 tablespoons of milk. I only used 2½ cups of powdered sugar and found it to be more than eno...

I liked this. It had a milder flavor than other buttercream frostings I've tried, and I LOVED not having to cook it, and not using any eggs in it. As another reviewer pointed out though, it's ...