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Vanilla Cream Frosting Recipe

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This recipe for Vanilla Cream Frosting, by , is from Hanson Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Frances Hanson, wife of Dean Hanson
Added: Friday, March 27, 2009


1 1/4 tbsp. margarine
1 1/2 tbsp. shortening
2 c. powdered sugar
dash of salt
1 tbsp. dry milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 tbsp. water (more if needed)

Cream butter and shortening in mixer at medium speed for 2 mins., until light and fluffy.
Combine powdered sugar, salt, and dry milk. Add to creamed butter and mix for 1 min. on low speed.
Add vanilla while mixing at low speed.
Slowly add water to obtain a spreading consistency.
* Chocolate frosting
Add 3/8 c. cocoa
* Peanut Butter frosting
Omit butter and add 3/8 c. peanut butter




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