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I get asked to bring these to every Christmas party I go to. Top cupcakes with crushed peppermint sticks.

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Recipe Summary

cook:
15 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
prep:
15 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 cupcakes
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Cupcakes:
Frosting:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.

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  • Beat white sugar and 1 cup butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy; add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix peppermint extract, almond extract, and food coloring into creamed butter mixture.

  • Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in a separate bowl. Mix flour mixture, alternating with 3/4 cup milk, into creamed butter mixture, ending with flour mixture, until batter is just combined. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Melt white chocolate chips in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl in 15-second intervals, stirring after each melting, 1 to 3 minutes. Allow melted white chocolate to cool to room temperature.

  • Mix marshmallow fluff and 1/2 cup butter together in a bowl until smooth. Stir melted white chocolate into marshmallow mixture. Add confectioners sugar, 1 to 2 tablespoons at a time, to marshmallow mixture until fully incorporated; add enough milk to reach desired consistency. Transfer frosting to a piping bag or resealable plastic bag with a corner snipped and pipe frosting onto each cupcake.

Cook's Note:

I sometimes add an extra teaspoon of peppermint extract because I like mine with a strong peppermint taste.

Nutrition Facts

321 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 45.9g; fat 14.7g; cholesterol 48.1mg; sodium 173.8mg. Full Nutrition
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