Healthier Sugar Cookie Frosting

Using low-fat milk and natural no trans-fat shortening make this great frosting recipe healthier. If desired, use natural food dye to color the frosting.

Original recipe makes 3 cups


4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup natural, no trans-fat shortening
5 tablespoons low-fat (1%) milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 dash natural food coloring, if desired

  • PREP

    15 mins


    15 mins


  1. Beat confectioners’ sugar and shortening together in a large bowl until smooth. Gradually mix in milk and vanilla extract with an electric mixer, until smooth and stiff, about 5 minutes. Color with food coloring.


Calories: 58 kcal
Carbohydrates: 10.1 g
Cholesterol: < 1 mg
Fat: 2.2 g
Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 0.1 g
Sodium: < 1 mg