Peppermint Buttercream Recipe

This fluffy white Peppermint Buttercream Recipe is one to bookmark. The sweet peppermint flavoring makes it the perfect soft frosting for any holiday cookie!

 

One word, three letters... WOW.

This peppermint buttercream recipe is quite possibly my favorite holiday recipe to hit GFG this year. It is so creamy and soft, but the top hardens just enough to where you can stack or pack the cookies without it messing up. I let a few frosted cookies sit on my counter for about 5 days to see how it would hold up and the best part was taking that first bite and realizing it was still so soft and luxurious.

I'm all about finding those staple recipes that you can come back to time and time again and this buttercream recipe is just that! Easy, versatile, and delicious.

Ready to make a batch?!

 

Peppermint buttercream recipe on christmas tree sugar cookies

 

Buttercream Recipe Variations:

The best part about this recipe is that it can be flavored however you like! You can easily switch the peppermint extract for any of the below: 

  • Almond extract
  • Coconut extract
  • Lemon extract
  • Orange extract

 

 

What You Need to Make This Peppermint Buttercream Recipe

To make this easy buttercream, you will need the following ingredients. See the full recipe card below for detailed amounts and instructions! 

  • Confectioners' sugar - My recipe calls for 3 cups, but if you don't like things too sweet just cut that in half! 
  • Butter – You’ll want softened unsalted butter for this recipe. 
  • Shortening - Adding a bit of shortening gives the most luxurious buttercream. 
  • Vanilla & peppermint extract - The best holiday mix! If peppermint isn't your thing you can replace with almond extract or any other favorites!

 

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How to Make This Peppermint Buttercream Recipe

To make this buttercream recipe, simply:

  1. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the confectioners' sugar, softened butter, and shortening on medium speed until combined.
  2. Add the vanilla extract, peppermint extract, and water. Beat on high speed until fluffy. About 1 to 2 minutes. 
  3. Use immediately or store in an airtight container at room temperature until ready to use.

To store: This buttercream recipe can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 1 week, or in the freezer for 3 months. Just allow to come to room temperature before using. 

 

Peppermint buttercream recipe on cookies

 

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Peppermint Buttercream Recipe

Yield: 2.5 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This fluffy white Peppermint Buttercream Recipe is one to bookmark. The sweet peppermint flavoring makes it the perfect soft frosting for your holiday cookies! 

Ingredients

  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • ⅛ cup water

Instructions

    1. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the confectioners' sugar, softened butter, and shortening on medium speed until combined.
    2. Add the vanilla extract, peppermint extract, and water. Beat on high speed until fluffy. About 1 to 2 minutes. 
    3. Use immediately or store in an airtight container at room temperature until ready to use.

Notes

To store: This buttercream recipe can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 1 week, or in the freezer for 3 months. Just allow to come to room temperature before using. 

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