Winter Recipes

January 4, 2023

Need a fun thing to do this winter on a snowy day?  


Here’s an idea, bake something!  Baking the same things over and over again can be boring, but trying some unique wintery recipes is a fun way to pass the time.  Once the temperature drops, these delicious, comforting foods can help fight off any dark day.  With some fun and refreshing peppermint flavor, it adds a little spice.  


Here’s one of my favorite recipes that I love to use:


First, make sure you have all these ingredients and tools! 



  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened (room temperature)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar (confectioners’ sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Food coloring (optional)


Large bowl

Electric hand mixer or stand mixer

Then, follow these easy steps! 

  • In a large bowl, beat the shortening and butter (room temperature) with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2-3 minutes or until well combined.
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, beating well between each addition, until the frosting appears smooth. When all the sugar has been mixed in, the frosting will appear dry.
  • Add the milk, peppermint extract, salt, and vanilla. Beat at medium speed for 3-4 minutes or until light and fluffy.

And remember:

  • If you’re frosting cupcakes with a spatula, this recipe should be able to frost 36 cupcakes (1 cup per 12 cupcakes)
  • If you’re piping swirls on the cupcakes, this recipe should be able to frost 18 cupcakes (1 cup per 6 cupcakes)
  • Top your baked goods with candy canes or crushed peppermint candies for a festive holiday touch
  • Use Icing Colors or food coloring to tint frosting to any color without disturbing the consistency of the frosting.


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