Saturday, December 7, 2013

Peppermint Swirl Frosting

Ever wondered how to make Peppermint Swirl Frosting? This holiday season you can! With just a few ingredients, and a couple easy to follow steps, you can make your own Peppermint Swirl Frosting in a jiffy.

One of the flavors I associate with Christmas is peppermint. Peppermint and chocolate are a good combo, so I made chocolate cupcakes for my Peppermint Swirl Frosting.

Some people may choose blue or red for their swirl color, but I like red for cinnamon. My little Colby was wearing his green stripes the night I made this frosting, so I thought I'd make my cupcakes to match.



Peppermint Swirl Frosting
How To Make Peppermint Swirl Frosting

1 stick of butter softened
3/4 tsp of peppermint extract 
3 cups of powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk, cream, or coffee creamer
Green food coloring (or red or blue if you wish)

-In a mixing bowl, at low speed, mix all ingredients for 2 minutes.
-Kick the speed up to high and mix for 1 minute.
-Stop mixer, scrape sides and bottom of bowl.
-Mix at higher speed until frosting is blended well.
-Fill piping bag with a little frosting. Mush it around so it touches all sides, and squirt it 
 all out. This helps the color stick to the side of the bag.

-To make swirl, use a butter knife or toothpick.
-Dip it in the food coloring and drag it along the inside of the piping bag from narrow 
 bottom towards the wide opening (top) in four or more separate lines. You can make the 
 green swirl as thin or thick as you want by using more or less color in the bag. See pictures 
-Next, fill the green striped piping bag with frosting. 
-Pipe your swirl frosting onto your cookies or cupcakes.

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