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Vanilla Butter Cream Icing (like the pros) Recipe

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This recipe for Vanilla Butter Cream Icing (like the pros), by , is from "THE WOODEN SPOON"...by The Sexton Family, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Nan Sexton

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups confectioner's sugar, sifted (or not)
2 tablespoons milk
3 drops food coloring, or as needed (optional)




Directions:
Directions:
Cream room temperature butter with a hand mixer, the paddle attachment of a stand mixer, or a wooden spoon until smooth and fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until fully incorporated. Beat in vanilla extract.

Pour in milk and beat for an additional 3-4 minutes. Add food coloring, if using, and beat for thirty seconds until smooth or until desired color is reached.

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To make Chocolate Buttercream Icing,...add 2-3 heaping tablespoons of Hershey cocoa powder to dry ingredients above...(or cocoa powder to taste)...










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