1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1 stick butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups sifted powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
- In large bowl, cream shortening and butter with electric mixer. Add vanilla.
- Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often.
- Add milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Makes about 3 cups of frosting.
Images courtesy Diane Siniscalchi (Ringwood, NJ)