Thursday, December 8, 2011

mint buttercream icing

I love any combination of mint with chocolate - chocolate mint oreos, junior mints, after eights, mint nanaimo bars.....I could go on, but if your mouth is watering you might want to try this icing with a brownie too
3 cups icing sugar (confectioners/powdered sugar)
1 cup butter
1 tsp. peppermint extract
2 tbsp. whipping cream

Beat the sugar and softened butter for 4 minutes. Add the mint extract and cream and beat for 1 minute.

If you like, add a few drops of green food colouring to tint the icing. I added a wee bit more whipping cream to make the icing more spreadable. If mint is not your thing, you could easily substitute maple or orange extract to suit your taste buds.

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