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Peppermint Frosting

Peppermint Frosting on Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes –a festive winter treat to brighten up any dessert table or cookie exchange.

Christmas is almost here folks! Do you think peppermint and Christmas go together? If you do, you’ll enjoy using this Peppermint Frosting recipe on my Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes. It’s a healthy version of a Devil’s Food Chocolate Cupcake topped with minty Christmas frosting. I love the holidays.

This healthy frosting would also be a great topping on Paleo Christmas Cookies, especially my Gluten-Free Star Cookies (aka Paleo Sugar Cookies). Here’s how to make your very own peppermint frosting from scratch.

Peppermint Frosting
  1. In a food processor combine the egg yolks and shortening
  2. Process for 3 minutes until fluffy
  3. Pulse in honey until well combined
  4. Pulse in peppermint extract and food coloring
  5. Refrigerate for 2 hours to set
  6. Spread over cupcakes

This Peppermint Frosting recipe is based on a recipe by Rochel from her book A Taste of Wellness. If you’re looking for something more savory, check out my recipe for Rochel’s Cashew Bread.

I’ve received a bunch of requests lately for cookie recipes using different types of oils and fats, so I thought I would make a list of Christmas cookies below that use everything from coconut oil to grapeseed oil to butter to shortening. No need to worry about substitutions, just use one of the recipes below to roll out and decorate with this delicious easy to make peppermint frosting!