Candy Cane Buttercream Frosting

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Candy Cane Buttercream Frosting is a simple recipe for a rich and creamy peppermint icing that is sure to be a holiday favorite… on Christmas cookies, on cake…  Well, on everything including a spoon!!!

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Candy Cane Buttercream Frosting

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Candy Cane Buttercream Frosting

One of our favorite things to do during the Christmas season is make cookies. As much as we love and adore our Best Ever Sugar Cookies with our Best Ever Sugar Cookie Icing but this year I have been crazy about peppermint so we decided to switch things up.

We absolutely love love love rich and creamy buttercream icing on cookies and this recipe is absolutely perfect for Christmas cookies or for holiday parties!

Rich, creamy and buttery frosting is amazing on our Easy Chocolate Cake

wether you make it as a 2 layer cake or as cupcakes this frosting will make it a holiday spectacular!

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Candy Cane Buttercream Frosting

Donna Elick
Candy Cane Buttercream Frosting is a simple recipe for a rich and creamy peppermint icing that is sure to be a holiday favorite… on Christmas cookies, on cake… Well, on everything including a spoon!!!
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Method Mixed
Servings 24 makes 2 cups

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, 2 sticks, room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon International Delight French Vanilla Liquid Creamer
  • 1 tablespoon pure peppermint extract
  • 2-3 drops red gel food coloring, optional
  • pinch salt, optional
  • crushed candy canes, optional garnish

Instructions
 

  • In a standing mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (or in a large bowl using an electric mixer), cream the butter for 1 minute. Scrape down the sides of the bowl if necessary. Turn the mixer to low and add powdered sugar one cup at a time. Mix until well blended.
  • Add creamer, extract and a pinch of salt if desired (I add it to take the edge off of the sweetness) and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more creamer as needed until desired consistency is reached. Add red food coloring (I use gel so it does not thin out the frosting, but if you must use liquid that is fine, just add additional powdered sugar as necessary to thicken it back up).
  • Enjoy on your favorite dessert, or with a spoon! We especially love it on our Best Ever Sugar Cookies and Easy Chocolate Cake.

Donna’s Notes

This recipe will frost a 9×13 inch cake or 24 cupcakes (12 with a stacked swirl).

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 128cal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 15g | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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