Aunt Lois’ Wedding Cake Frosting goes great on any cut out cookies or cake.
This frosting is luscious, creamy, sweet, and easy to make.
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And this is one of those family heirloom recipes that we make all the time.
Especially if you’re talking about Christmas time, cut out cookies, and frosting! Want to grab the recipe for the cut out cookies you see in the pictures? It’s right here.
This recipe came from my Grandma’s first neighbor.
She was such a close friend of the family, that they called her Aunt Lois.
I don’t remember ever meeting Aunt Lois, but her frosting recipe is definitely something I remember as a favorite of mine.
My mom still makes this frosting every Valentine’s Day. And I look forward to when she gives me the beautiful frosted cookies.
Great cookies to use this frosting
You’ve seen me use Aunt Lois’ Frosting in my Polar Bear Paw Print Cookies
If you have any leftover frosting, you can try it how we used to eat the leftovers.
On Wheat Thins crackers.
I kid you not. They are wonderful. A wheat Thin spread with a sweet layer of Aunt Lois’ Frosting. Perfection!
Sweet and salty. A great snack!
please forgive the really old photo, but this is one I took at a cookie decorating party years ago. We had such a fun time with family decorating, eating, and talking!
Cookie decorating party
We used to do a cookie decorating party every Christmas time.
We would bake up a whole mess of White Christmas Cut Out Cookies, and make up several colors of frosting, each in its own tub.
Then, armed with sprinkles, glitter sugars, and embellishments, everyone would go to town eating, er, I mean decorating their hearts out!
It was so much fun, and a memory I still treasure.
another old shot from a party, but you can see some of the finished cookies! So yummy!
Oh, and here’s a funny story (yes, I’m telling a story on my own blog about something related to this frosting).
Grandma would only allow the blue frosting to be used for Santa’s eye. No where else were you allowed to use the blue frosting.
It still makes me laugh that when Grandma wasn’t around when we were making cookies, my mom would frost them all with blue!
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Aunt Lois’ Frosting Recipe
Aunt Lois’ Frosting
- 4 cups powdered sugar plus additional as desired
- ¾ cup shortening
- 1 unbeaten egg
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- food coloring as desired
- Mix all frosting ingredients thoroughly with an electric mixer. Add more powdered sugar as needed until you reach the desired consistency.