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Cookie Frosting

Yield frosting for 5 1/2 dozen


  • 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

  1. 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.

  2. Color portions of frosting with paste food coloring, if desired.

  3. Note: Frosting may be stored at room temperature or in refrigerator for several days.

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