Buttercream Icing

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 powdered sugar.


2 1/2 cups (20 servings)


1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter or margarine, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons milk


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.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 15 minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 181; Total Fat: 9.8 g; Cholesterol: 12 mg; Sodium: 34 mg; Total Carbs: 24 g (Dietary Fiber: 0 g); Protein: 0.1 g

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