Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

I think this is my favorite icing I have ever made.  This goes well on carrot cake, sugar cookies, and anything else that cream cheese frosting complements well.



2/3 c. shortening (I used Spectrum Palm Shortening, but Crisco should work)

8 oz. cream cheese (I used Daiya- it’s dairy free)

2 2/3 c. plus 1/4 c. powdered sugar

2 tsp vanilla

1 tsp lemon juice, optional, but I used it



Using a stand mixer, whip the shortening.  Add the cream cheese and continue whipping.  Add the powdered sugar gradually (in about 3 additions) and continue whipping.  Add vanilla and lemon juice and whip again.  Sets up nicely in the fridge.  Here it is on top of my sugar cookies:


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