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    Butter Frosting (With Variations)

    Butter Frosting (With Variations). Photo by Nikki Kate

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    Nikki Kate's Note:

    I use this frosting all the time and was very suprised when I couldn't find it here!!!

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a large mixing bowl beat butter until fluffy.
    2. 2
      Gradually add 2 cups of the powdered sugar, beating well.
    3. 3
      Slowly beat in 1/4 cup milk and the vanilla extract.
    4. 4
      Gradually add remaining powdered sugar beating until combined.
    5. 5
      If necessary, beat in a little additional milk to make frosting that is easy to spread.
    6. 6
      Tint with food coloring as desired, or use as a base for any of the variations.
    7. 7
      Transfer unused frosting to a storage container and chill for up to one week.
    8. 8
      Peanut Butter Crunch: Substitute creamy peanut butter for the butter. Sprinkle chopped candy-coated peanut butter pieces or chopped peanuts over frosting.
    9. 9
      Maraschino Cherry: Substitute 3 Tablespoons maraschino juice for the milk, add 1/3 cup chopped maraschino cherries with the cherry juice.
    10. 10
      Vanilla Polka Dot: Stir 2 to 3 Tablespoons candy sprinkles in the Butter Frosting before serving.
    11. 11
      Mini Mint Chip: Add 1/4 teaspoon mint extract and a few drops of green food coloring with the milk. Stir in 1/3 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate pieces before using.
    12. 12
      Chocolate Butter Frosting: Reduce powdered sugar to 4 cups and add 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder along with the first 2 cups powdered sugar. If desired, top with chocolate curls.

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    Nutritional Facts for Butter Frosting (With Variations)

    Serving Size: 1 (42 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 168.7
     
    Calories from Fat 36
    21%
    Total Fat 4.0 g
    6%
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g
    12%
    Cholesterol 10.6 mg
    3%
    Sodium 29.4 mg
    1%
    Total Carbohydrate 33.8 g
    11%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 33.1 g
    132%
    Protein 0.1 g
    0%

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