Peppermint Buttercream

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This Peppermint Buttercream is absolutely amazing.

It is smooth, sweet, and richly peppermint flavored, and great for all the holiday baking: cookies, cakes, whoopie pies, or even to eat with a spoon.

Peppermint Buttercream frosting is absolutely amazing, peppermint flavored, and great for all the holiday baking, cookies, cakes, whoopie pies, or even to eat with a spoon.

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I have been married to my husband for almost 14 years. That is a pretty long time.

And I thought I knew just about everything there is to know about him. I mean, I have heard ALL of his stories over and over.

When he orders crab cakes at a restaurant, I quietly remind him he doesn’t like crab cakes. When he asks what his social security number is, I tell him.

I often wonder how he survived life before me.

But let me tell you, this recipe holds a special place in my heart because it was thanks to this recipe

I learned something NEW about my husband. What might that be you ask? His favorite flavor is peppermint!

Peppermint Buttercream frosting is absolutely amazing, creamy, with cool peppermint flavor which is great for all your holiday baking, cookies and cakes.

I have no idea how I did not know this. But when I made this peppermint buttercream, he tried a dollop, and you guys…he seriously raved about it.

Like went on and on. And this is from someone who emotes like a slug.

He rarely gets very expressive, and almost never about food. I know he loved my Rainbow Macaroni Salad because he took it to work for lunch.

But otherwise, I would have had no idea if he loved it or hated it. But with this icing, his feelings were extremely clear.

Apparently Peppermint Buttercream is the way to his heart. Not only did he slather it on a cinnamon roll, but he ate some off a spoon too.

He then told me, “I love this, Peppermint is my favorite flavor.”

So now I know, and this will be a regular addition to our holiday routine.

Peppermint Buttercream frosting is a deliciously creamy and peppermint inspired frosting that is perfect for all your holiday baking, cookies and cakes.

I fully intend to stuff whoopie pies with it, top sugar cookies with it, and use it in between layers of decadent chocolate cake.

How will you use this amazing Peppermint Buttercream?

Peppermint Buttercream

A delicious peppermint buttercream frosting that is amazing for all of your holiday baking. Top sweet rolls, layer between cakes, top cupcakes or use on cookies or whoopie pies.

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Ingredients:

  • 4 cups powdered sugar (confectioners sugar)
  • 1 cup softened butter, salted
  • 2 tsps vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1-2 Tablespoons milk
  • (Optional) Crushed Peppermints

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, cream all ingredients together*, except crushed peppermints.
  2. *Start with only 1 T of milk, and add more to reach desired thickness.
  3. Fold in crushed peppermints just before using.

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This Peppermint Buttercream is absolutely amazing. It is smooth, sweet, and richly peppermint flavored, and great for all the holiday baking: cookies, cakes, whoopie pies, or even to eat with a spoon. #spendwithpennies #holiday #buttercream #peppermint #easyfrosting #easyrecipe
This Peppermint Buttercream is absolutely amazing. It is smooth, sweet, and richly peppermint flavored, and great for all the holiday baking: cookies, cakes, whoopie pies, or even to eat with a spoon. #spendwithpennies #holiday #buttercream #peppermint #easyfrosting #easyrecipe

Rachael

Rachael is the creator of the food and travel blog Eazy Peazy Mealz where she shares simple to make recipes for busy families. She loves food and the power it has to create traditions, family bonds, and memories, and strives to share delicious, practical recipes with easy to find ingredients and simple instructions. Beyond food, her passion is travel, and she is regularly found away from home, with her 4 kids in tow, exploring the world. Her favorite way to experience a new place is through her tastebuds, and with hands on cooking classes. And she loves sharing what she has learned with her readers.

One comment on “Peppermint Buttercream”

  1. Gotta try this, thanks for posting.

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