Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Naturally Pretty in Pink Frosting

Hope today is full of love, hearts, and sweet things of all sorts...

G's sweet preschool class includes a student with a food dye allergy. I love a good challenge! A little leftover beet juice from a jar of canned beets and the white dye I mixed up went from plain to pretty:

And then on to the cookies:

Naturally Pretty in Pink Frosting

4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 -2 cups confectioners sugar or more
1 tablespoon beet juice

Soften the cream cheese in the microwave on low for 30 seconds. Add the vanilla. Stir well.

Add 1 cup of the confectioners sugar. Stir. Add more sugar until the desired consistency is reached.

Add 1 teaspoon of the beet juice. Add more to increase the intensity of the frosting.

You may need to add a bit more sugar after the beet juice to return the consistency back to the desired thickness.

Makes about 1 1/2 cups frosting.

Life is sweet,

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