Peppermint Buttercream Icing {Recipe}


Are you the cake or icing kind?


I can not be within 50 feet of buttercream icing or I want it all. Thankfully Ben is a cake kind of guy. We make a good pair. :)

One of my other loves? Peppermint Patties. I’ll tell that story a different day.

I combined the two (along with some Chocolate Drop Cookies) and made what I can say is the PERFECT buttercream icing…Peppermint Buttercream Icing! Delish!

Peppermint Buttercream Icing


  • 4 Tbsp butter (I use Kerrygold!)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp organic pure peppermint extract
  • Whole milk (should only need 1-2 Tbsp)
  • Peppermint pieces (for decoration)
  • Chocolate cookies or cake to spread it on


  1. Soften butter to almost melted. Add powdered sugar and peppermint extract and stir. Add milk, 1 Tbsp at a time until the right consistency is made (should only take 1-2 Tbsp). Spread on cookies or cake!
  2. *Most people use a mixer for icing. I do in large batches but because this is a small(er) batch, you don't need one.


About Lauryn Blakesley

A woman out to explore, celebrate, and enjoy everything that my community and living locally has to offer. Blessed with three beautiful children and an incredible husband, our family embraces adventure while dreaming of what is to come. Lover of knitting, running (although mostly after little ones right now), the color orange, fun accessories, fall, tea, and a clean kitchen floor. I spend my days in awe of my family and trying to teach my three to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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  1. I’m not a huge peppermint fan, but I still think this is a great holiday recipe!
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  2. These are gorgeous! Definitely going in the family’s holiday recipe box! Thank you
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  3. Oh. No. You. Didn’t. My absolute BIGGEST weakness in life is buttercream frosting. ESPECIALLY peppermint buttercream! Pinning this!
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  4. I’m the SAME WAY about icing. It’s why I’m a cupcake fan – 50% of them are icing. Look delish!
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  5. OH this sounds SOO good!! I am going to have to try this on my next cake!

  6. I love Kerrygold butter! I buy it in bulk at Costco. These look divine!
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  7. You are allowed to just eat this straight with a spoon, right?
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