Buttercream Icing

  • Serves

    makes enough icing for 30 halfmoon cookies

Fluffy, sugary, and butter rich, this frosting made a name for itself as one side of Hemstrought's Bakery's original Halfmoon Cookies.


  • 7 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 16 tbsp. room temperature butter, cut into pieces
  • 12 cup vegetable shortening
  • 7 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt


Step 1

Put sugar, butter, shortening, milk, vanilla, and salt in the bowl of a standing mixer. Beat on low speed to mix, then increase to medium and beat until light and fluffy.