Almond Butter Icing

Light almond flavored icing, great for sugar and butter cookies. You may need as little as 4 cups of powdered sugar; just stop adding it when you've reached the desired consistency.

Yield

4 cups (32 servings)

Ingredients

1 cup shortening
1 cup butter
5 cups sifted confectioners' (powdered) sugar
4 1/2 tablespoons milk
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract

Directions

In a large bowl, beat together the shortening and butter until creamy. Add the almond extract and beat until fluffy.

Gradually beat in the powdered sugar, one cup at a time. Add the milk alternately with the sugar, one tablespoon at a time until the icing reaches the desired consistency. Color and decorate as desired.

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 182; Total Fat: 12.2 g; Cholesterol: 15 mg; Sodium: 42 mg; Total Carbs: 18.8 g (Dietary Fiber: 0 g); Protein: 0.1 g

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