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.
3.5 from 2 votes
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Peppermint Buttercream

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 5 CUPS
Author Rachael
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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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  • 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

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  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.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 706, Fat: 36g, Saturated Fat: 23g, Cholesterol: 97mg, Sodium: 327mg, Potassium: 10mg, Carbohydrates: 96g, Sugar: 94g, Vitamin A: 1135%, Calcium: 15%, Iron: 0.1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword frosting, icing, peppermint buttercream