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Christmas Cookie Frosting Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Gay Pearce

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup shortening, such as Crisco
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 large bag powdered sugar (2 lbs, about 8 cups)
1/2 cup heavy cream or whole milk
Food coloring

Directions:
Directions:
In a bowl add shortening and extracts. Beat until creamy (at least 1 minute).

Begin adding powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. When the mixture starts to become dry start adding cream a little bit at a time alternating with the powdered sugar.

Beat until creamy. Use more or less cream to reach desired consistency (smooth enough to pipe but more firm than store-bought fronting. Add food coloring if desired.

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
15 minutes

 

 

 

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