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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Julie's Frosting

NOTE...Today there are 2 recipe posts, 
 make sure you scroll down so that you can see them both.

NOTICE...this is not a repeat of my cookie recipe...
It's for the Frosting thats on top of them. 
This is just the only picture I had of my frosting at the moment. 

Many of you have requested that I post the recipe for my favorite frosting....here it is. This is the frosting that I use on ALL my frosted cakes, cupcakes, frosted cookies and cinnamon rolls...pretty much on everything that calls for frosting. I love it! I made this recipe up after years of trying to find one that I loved. I have used it for many years....and its my very favorite by far. Hope that it becomes your favorite as well! 
Julie's Frosting

2 lb. powdered sugar
3/4 c. shortening
1 T. vanilla
1/2 c. milk

Mix all ingredient together until smooth. Frost cake, cookies or cinnamon rolls. It's so good!!

*To flavor frosting, just add 1-2 teaspoons of your favorite flavor extract (mine is mint!) OR to make chocolate frosting add 1/4-1/2  c. cocoa and maybe just a little more milk but add the extra milk last...that way you can see if you really need it. If your frosting is too thick then add just a few tablespoons of milk at a time. IF by chance you add too much milk...add a little more powdered sugar. I don't usually make chocolate frosting because I adore the white frosting...and I've never been a fan of chocolate frosting on anything....So there you have it, my little frosting recipe. 

*Hint: To make frosting cake easier....freeze your cake first. This prevents crumbs from coming off your cake and getting into your frosting. 

*This frosting recipe will frost 1 double decker 9" round cake or 2 1/2 dozen cinnamon rolls. You can half the recipe if its too much for what you are doing BUT...if you think you might want to make something else that will need frosting in the near future, this frosting will last for up to 2 weeks in an air tight container in your refrigerator. I do that all the time and love that I don't have to make up more when I need it. When you are ready to use your frosting, remove container from the refrigerator and place it on your counter. Let it sit for 15-30 minutes or until frosting has softened up (as you all know, the cold from the refrigerator makes some things a little stiff). Enjoy...every bite! I ALWAYS DO!!!

Happy Cooking~

1 comment:

  1. Thank you thank you thank you!!! Love it... The cookies are amazing now to try it with your secret recipe!!!