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The Spoonful of Sugar: buttercream icing

By NATALIE BUTLER Shamrock Staff Writer Published: March 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Do you need a great go-to icing recipe? Then this recipe is the one for you! It is a buttercream that pairs well with all baked goods!

Ingredients:

° cup vegetable shortening

° cup softened butter

1 tsp. vanilla extract

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4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

2 tbsp. milk

1. In large bowl, beat shortening and butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla.

2. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry.

3. Gradually add milk; beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.


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