Sharing our favorite buttercream frosting recipe today! My Peppermint Buttercream Frosting is great eaten with a spoon or used for cupcakes, cookies and graham crackers.
Use this buttery sweet frosting for your favorite cakes, sandwiched in cookies, over cupcakes and on graham crackers. Nom Nom Nom 🙂
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Start with 2 sticks of softened butter. That’s always a good way to start something 🙂 Please use the whisk attachment. I caught that a little late, ha!
Powdered sugar up next.
Just about ready to mix.
Add about 10 drops of peppermint essential oil or 2 teaspoon of peppermint extract.
Mix, mix, mix! Love my little helper.
Time for the cookies!
Pax was a willing helper today 🙂
Now, this is the way I like to enjoy my buttercream…sandwiched in between 2 Thin Mints. Enjoy!
Tips For Making The Best Buttercream
- Use an electric stand mixer or hand mixer. Use the whisk attachment on your stand mixer to incorporate all of the air into your frosting.
- The most important tip is to have soft butter. Leave your butter out at room temperature for a few hours for best results.
- Turn your mixer on a medium high speed and beat the butter for 5-8 minutes. Butter should be light and fluffy before you add in any sugar.
- Once your butter is pale and light, add in your sugar spoonful by spoonful.
- When all of your sugar is added in, add in vanilla extract and a splash of milk. Turn mixer back on high speed and let everything incorporate.
Peppermint Buttercream Frosting
- 2 sticks softened butter unsalted
- 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 10 drops peppermint essential oil or 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
- 10 Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies crushed
- Place butter into stand mixer and beat until well combined. Slowly add powdered sugar, peppermint and crushed Thin Mints. Beat until combined, but be cautious to not over mix. Remove and store in an airtight container for up to 7-10 days. If you refrigerate, thaw to room temperature before using.
I’ll be trying this with the peppermint extract! For those who are not familiar with EOs, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not ingest them, and also research the use of peppermint on children under 6. They are not safe, we dont even keep it in the house for that reason. Thank you for the recipes!
Nice read 🙂
Oh. my. Word. You had me at Thin Mint… 🙂
What a cute little helper! I would totally eat this with a spoon!
This seriously looks AMAZING! And your little boy is so sweet! I love having little helpers in the kitchen!
Thin mints are my favorite GS cookies and this buttercream looks amazing! Pinned to try it!
Not sure it would make it on anything because I would eat that straight outta the bowl!
Oh wow, gimme!! I’ll just need the bowl and a spoon haha!
I just got my Girl Scout Cookies delivered last night. I can’t wait to try this.
Oh yum! I love Thin Mints… these must taste amazing!!
Neat! Mint & choc is always a winner, especially when it comes in such a creamy form!
Wow!!!! That looks so yummy, feel like having a bite. 😀 Fabulous idea!!
This is brilliant!! Now I’m thinking of all the other fun things you could crush up and put into buttercream 🙂 the possibilities are endless!
Ohmygosh. I want to face plant into this!
What a cutie you have! Thin mints are my boys’ favorite Girl Scout cookies – what a fun idea!
Yum! This recipe takes thin mints to the next level!!!!
Yum. Just yum. (!!!)
WINNING!!! and that adorable little helper makes it even sweeter!
This is absolutely brilliant! There is so much I could do with this buttercream.
Oh my goodness! How decadent! What a cute helper too!
thin mints are the best! yum!!
I LOVE that you sandwiched it between two thin mints!
That thin mint sandwich at the end, seals the deal ~ YUM!
I am dying! This is so fantastic!!!
omg Jenny. yum.
Thin mints FTW!!! Wow, I could totally eat the whole bowl of this. 🙂
I love your little helper too! So adorable. This is genius Jenny…sounds so so good!!!
Well, helloooooo GORGEOUS!!! This is what dreams are made of!