Sunday, June 26, 2011

Cream Cheese Frosting - 5 points

In case you missed it when I posted them the first time, those are my Strawberry Brownie Bonbons. They are awesome.  In fact, my fab friend Lisa asked me to make some for her birthday. I was happy to oblige. I decided, since she is a fab friend, that I would even go the extra mile of making the cream cheese frosting instead of using the stuff from a can. As with most things, the homemade version tastes way better than the store bought. (If you use this frosting recipe in your bonbons, please remember that a can of frosting contains only 16 oz of frosting. I didn't remember this and had to throw a whole batch of bonbons in the trash and start over.)
Cream Cheese Frosting from Betty Crocker's New Cookbook
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup stick butter, softened
2 tsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar

1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, margarine, milk, and vanilla in a medium bowl with electric mixer on low speed until smooth.
2. Slowly add powdered sugar while beating with mixer on low speed. Continue to beat until smooth.
3. Refrigerate unused portions.
4. 5 points per serving

I cannot think of a witty way to introduce my menu. If you have a suggestion, please offer it (extra points for puns and sarcasm).

guest chicken
bok choy

beefalo burgers

maple glazed salmon

pasta with scallops, zucchini, and tomatoes

nkhwani relish
scrambled eggs

taco soup

speedy spicy skillet supper

Now I am off to view your lovely blogs. If I leave a comment that sounds a bit odd, it is because I have been on the treadmill for so long today that my brain has turned to mush. 


  1. Frosting that's low in points? Yes, please!

  2. Wow! This looks like perfect frosting

  3. Love Betty's recipes too. The frosting sounds really irresistible.
    I wish you a fun and delicious week ahead!

  4. Yummychunkley - Thank you:)
    Kathleen - Thanks:)
    Angie - Betty is awesome - great dessert recipes. You have a great week, too.

  5. nkhwani relish? What is this? Sounds interesting and exotic

  6. I would be eating that frosting with a spoon.

  7. Cream cheese frosting is my FAVORITE frosting of all time. Forget the rest of the dessert, I'd be happy just eating that!

  8. I may have cried a little when you said you had to throw out some bon bons. -tear-

  9. oh I bet this tastes incredible!

  10. Love the bobbons and also the cream cheese frosting recipe.

  11. I approve of anything that involves cream cheese frosting! YUM. I'm off to find your bonbon recipe :)


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