"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." — MakeItHealthy
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natural, no trans-fat shortening
low-fat (1%) milk
natural food coloring, if desired
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.
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!!
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.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Healthier Sugar Cookie Frosting
Serving Size: 1/48 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 48
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 20
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