Welcome to our Christmas treats countdown!! We are so excited to bring you 12 delicious recipes that we enjoy during the holiday season. We will be posting a new recipe each morning. We hope you enjoy these treats as much as we enjoyed making them:-)
To kick us off, we made chocolate cupcakes with peppermint frosting. I was perusing Pinterest (The Party Dress) the other week and saw this recipe for peppermint frosting. What goes with peppermint? Chocolate of course!
1 C. brown sugar
1/2 C butter
2 large eggs
1 1/4 C flour
1/2 C unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 C buttermilk*
1 tsp vanilla extract
*If you do not have butter milk put 1 tsp. white vinegar in a 1/2 C measuring cup and fill the rest up with milk
Pre-heat oven to 350 and line muffin tin with cupcake liners.
Cream butter and brown sugar. Add eggs mixing each in one at a time.
Peppermint Frosting recipe:
3 C. powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 C crushed peppermint
1/2 C butter, room temperature
3 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
3-4 Tbls Milk
With an electric mixer, cream the butter and cream cheese. Add powdered sugar one cup at a time. Incorporate milk as needed. Fold in peppermint frosting.
Once your cupcakes fully cooled, frost them to your hearts delight:-)