Christmas Cookie Frosting


I've been perfecting my Christmas Sugar Cookies (cut outs) for 20+ years. This is the Christmas Cookie Frosting recipe I use to top them!

I've been perfecting my Christmas Sugar Cookies (cut outs) for 20+ years. This is the Christmas Cookie Frosting recipe I use to top them!

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 Cup shortening, such as Crisco (*see notes)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract (*nut allergies see notes)
  • 1 large bag powdered sugar (2 lbs, about 8 cups)
  • 1/2 Cup heavy cream or whole milk (more if needed to reach desired consistency)
  • Food coloring, if desired
DIRECTIONS:
  1. In the bowl of your mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large bowl for use with your handheld electric mixer, place shortening and extracts. Beat until creamy (at least 1 minute).
  2. Begin adding powdered sugar 1 cup at a time.
  3. When the mixture starts to become dry start adding cream a little bit at a time alternating with the powdered sugar.