Create a festive frosting for a holiday dessert by adding peppermint extract to rich cream cheese.

Recipe by Southern Living December 1998

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Yield:
about 5 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating at low speed until smooth. Add extract, beating until blended.

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  • *2 teaspoons vanilla extract may be substituted.

  • For Quick Peppermint Frosting, stir together 3 (16-ounce) containers ready-to-spread cream cheese frosting and 2 teaspoons peppermint extract.