Buttercream is a sweet fluffy icing that taste great on any cookie. This icing can be spread or piped on. You would not want to stack this type of iced cookie or you would lose details. You can buy prepared buttercream or mix up a batch of your own by following the directions below.
5 Tablespoons water
1/2 cup shortening (high ratio is recommended)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon butter flavor
1/2 teaspoon almond flavor
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound confectioners sugar (sifted if lumpy)
Combine all ingredients and beat on medium speed until well blended, about 10 minutes. Blend several minutes on low speed.