Dee’s Cream Cheese Frosting

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Prep time: 20 mins
Calories: 86

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This wonderful frosting by professional baker Diane Kittle, owner of Dee’s One Smart Cookie Bakery in Glastonbury, CT, can be made with dairy-free alternatives for those who can’t tolerate cow’s milk.

MAKES 3/4 CUP.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons softened butter, dairy- free margarine or Spectrum Organic Shortening
2½ ounces cream cheese of choice or chevre soft goat cheese, room temperature
1½ cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions:

1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter on medium-high speed until creamy. Add cream cheese and beat at medium-high speed, about 5 minutes or until creamy and smooth.

2. Add sugar, lemon juice and vanilla and beat at low speed until smooth. Then beat at medium speed several more minutes until frosting is light and fluffy.

Each tablespoon of cream cheese frosting contains 86 calories, 4g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 12mg cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate, 0g fiber, 12g sugars, 0g protein, 9Est GL.
Yields 3/4 cup
1 tablespoon contains 86 calories, 4g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 12mg cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 13g carbohydrates, 0g fiber, 12g sugars, 0g protein.