Light almond flavored icing, great for sugar and butter cookies. You may need as little as 4 cups of confectioners' sugar; just stop adding it when you've reached the desired consistency.
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup butter
- 5 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
- 4 1/2 tablespoons milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
Cream together the shortening and the butter, add the almond extract and beat until fluffy.
Beat in the confectioners' sugar, one cup at a time. Add the milk alternately with the confectioners' sugar, one tablespoon at a time until the icing reaches the desired consistency. Color and decorate as desired.