- 2/3 cup shortening
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar, sifted
- Paste food coloring (optional)
How to Make It
Combine shortening, salt, and desired flavoring in a medium mixing bowl; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until well blended. Add water alternately with powdered sugar, beating constantly at low speed until smooth. Beat an additional 8 minutes at medium speed.
Color portions of frosting with paste food coloring, if desired.
Note: Frosting may be stored at room temperature or in refrigerator for several days.