Peppermint Frosting

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Top your Christmas Cake with this peppermint frosting! Use peppermint candies or extract! It's delicious either way!

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Time needed

25 min preparation + 10 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

3 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 lg. egg whites
  • 1/2 C. granulated sugar
  • 1/4 C. light corn syrup
  • 2 Tbs. water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/3 C. coarsely crushed peppermint candies or 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract

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Directions

In medium bowl, beat egg whites with electric mixer on high speed just until stiff peaks form.


In 1-quart saucepan, stir sugar, corn syrup and water until well mixed. Cover and heat to rolling boil over medium heat. Uncover and boil 4 to 8 minutes, without stirring, to 242 degrees F. on a candy thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped into cup of very cold water forms a firm ball that holds its shape until pressed. For an accurate temperature reading, tilt the saucepan slightly so mixture is deep enough for thermometer.


Pour hot syrup very slowly in thin stream into egg whites, beating constantly on medium speed. Add vanilla and peppermint. Beat on high speed about 10 minutes or until stiff peaks form.

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