Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

 I have to admit I'm usually not a big fan of peppermint.  I'm thinking old church ladies had something to do with it. Insisting children eat peppermint candies from the bottom of your tissue filled pocket is never a good thing.
Buuttt I was slightly infatuated with this peppermint cream cheese frosting. Then again I'm infatuated with anything cream cheese. The icing only carried a slight hint of peppermint so it quickly earned itself an A+ in my book. 
This recipe is easy & makes for a pretty presentation with its light pink color. 
Definately a new fave of mine!

8 ounces (2 sticks) of unsalted butter, room temperature
12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 pound (4 cups) confectioners’ sugar
3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
Red food dye
Beat butter and cream cheese with a mixer on medium-high speed until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low. Then add the sugar, one cup at a time, and then add the vanilla & peppermint extract; mix until smooth. Mix in a few drops of  red food dye. You may refrigerate your frosting for up 2-3 days. Allow to set at room temp prior to applying to your baked sweets.

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Unknown said...

Peppermint is a favorite of mine but I've never had it with cream cheese! Sounds delicious! I wasn't planning on doing very much holiday baking because then I just want to eat it all. But we just found out that some of out town relatives are coming *squeal* so I am going to be baking up a storm!

henning love said...

oh yummy yummy jennifer!! i love cream cheese and peppermint like tonia too. i want cupcakes for breakfast :-)

Miss Young said...

Oh yum! I'm not a big peppermint fan either, but peppermint & chocolate is a delightful combination...and I love that light pink color!

Regina of Live Delightfully said...

I'm a fan of peppermint. Love it! In fact, I may or may not have just had a homemade rice kripie treat with peppermint sprinkles for lunch. Perhaps. Anyway... your cupcakes look delicious and so pretty! :)

annies home said...

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Sarah said...

Oh my goodness, YUM! I LOVE peppermint and chocolate!

Rachel {} said...

This sounds sooooo good!!! I love the pretty picture too! :)Please come to the party and link this up!!!

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