1/2 cup (3 1/2 ounces) vegetable shortening, at room temperature
1/2 cup (4 ounces) butte,r at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla, almond, or butter flavor extract
2 tablespoons milk
4 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
Beat the shortening and butter together until smooth. Bea in the extracts and milk. With the mixer on medium, beat in the sugar, one cup at a time until well combined. Continue to beat for 7-10 minutes until light, smooth, and creamy.
Will keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Makes about 3 cups.