1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt
1 lb (about 4 cups) powdered sugar
3 Tbs cool milk or cream
Cream butter and shortening with electric mixer. Add vanilla and salt. Beat in sugar 1 cup at a time. Add milk and beat at high speed until light and fluffy.
makes 3 cups.
*this frosting will stay creamy
*if you want it to get a little harder (like for cookies) use all butter
*for chocolate add cocoa powder and milk to recipe