National Peppermint Patty Day | Peppermint Patty Cupcakes with Mint Frosting – The Foodie Patootie

National Peppermint Patty Day | Peppermint Patty Cupcakes with Mint Frosting

I’ve expressed many times how I feel about chocolate. I am okayyyy with chocolate, but it’s not my best friend and I’m fairly picky about when I choose to hang out with it. In this national food holiday project, I’m starting to not only get better at baking, which I didn’t think would ever happen, but I’m starting to like chocolate (and other foods) more. Say what?

Well, something chocolate-ty that I’ve always loved are those little York Peppermint Patties. I also love Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream and Andes Mints. I suppose it’s all about the peppermint when it comes right down to it. Especially out of the freezer. Oooo, game OVER.

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Up until last night, I thought I would be making peppermint patty shots for today. Krystal gave me the idea and I thought it was a brilliant one. However, as the day did a little sneaky sneak up on me, I kept forgetting to buy peppermint schnapps and whatever else I would need to make the drink. Combine that procrastination with working until 8pm and being on a budget until payday and well, peppermint patty cupcakes it was!

At least I had all the ingredients at home, and I could bring in extras for my co-workers. I’m pretty sure that even in this day and age taking shots at work is unacceptable. Darn it.

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National Peppermint Patty Day | Peppermint Patty Cupcakes with Mint Frosting
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: The Foodie Patootie
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 12
  • [b]Peppermint Patty[/b]
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tsp light corn syrup
  • 2 tsp water
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • [b]Cupcakes[/b]
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • [b]Frosting[/b]
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
[b]Peppermint Patty[/b]
  1. Combine ingredients and beat together with a hand mixer until semi-incorporated. As needed, gather dough and knead until fully combined.
  2. Dust 2 sheets of parchment paper with powdered sugar. Place peppermint in the middle and roll out to a 1/4″ thickness. Freeze 30 minutes.
  3. Remove from freezer and cup out small circles (I used a small shot glass). Gather remaining peppermint and roll out again. Repeat procedure until you have 12 circles of peppermint. Freeze 1 hour.
  1. Preheat the oven to 350*F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Set aside.
  3. In another large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time, and then stir in the vanilla. Add milk and beat until incorporated.
  4. In 1/3 increments, add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until all is combined.
  5. Place 1 1/2 tablespoons of batter into each prepared muffin tin, spreading to the edges and pressing down slightly. Place a peppermint patty on top and cover with another 1 1/2 tablespoons of chocolate dough.
  6. Bake 18-20 minutes, or until edges are slightly hard and middles are just a little soft.
  7. Remove from oven, transfer to a wire rack and cool completely before frosting.
  1. Beat sugar and butter on medium until smooth. If it doesn’t seem to be smoothing out, add the milk 1 tablespoon at a time. Add peppermint and combine. Add more sugar or milk until spreadable.

Tomorrow: National Plum Pudding Day

15 Responses to “National Peppermint Patty Day | Peppermint Patty Cupcakes with Mint Frosting”

  1. amy @ one artsy mama — February 11, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Oooh! I am all over that holiday!! Yum!

    • Jennifer — February 12th, 2014 @ 10:28 am

      Well, it’s certainly deserving. 🙂 I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

  2. Jenna Em — February 12, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Thanks for the peppermint patty cupcakes with mint frosting recipe! I’m not big on peppermint, but my kids definitely are!

    • Jennifer — February 12th, 2014 @ 10:45 am

      Your kids will love these!! You may not love me after, though, if they get hyper. 😉

  3. Britni — February 12, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Oh these look delicious and I love mint and chocolate anything.

  4. Jen — February 13, 2014 at 9:20 am

    These look so yummy! I will have to make these next month for St. Patty’s day!

  5. Jenn — February 13, 2014 at 9:36 am

    These sound amazing. Thanks. Anything mint is a hit with my husband. #SITSBlogging

  6. Jenn — February 13, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    You had me at Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream! Yum!

  7. Jenniemarie @ Another Housewife — February 13, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    You had me at peppermint! These look a perfect treat to make for St. Patty’s day.

    Stopping by from the SITS Challenge

  8. Jenniemarie @ Another Housewife — February 13, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    You had me at peppermint. These look like the perfect St. Patrick’s day treat. I pinned it for later.

    Stopping by from the SITS Challenge

  9. Jessica — February 13, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    I love peppermint patties! They are my 4 year olds FAVORITE! I will have to give these a try. Love your blog name BTW. Stopping by from SITs. Have a wonderful evening.

  10. Jennifer Wagner — February 13, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    I love Peppermint Patties and Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream and Andes Mints so I’m sure I would love these cupcakes. They look amazing.

  11. Yum!

  12. Jasey — February 14, 2014 at 1:12 am

    Now this is a day, and a cupcake that I can get behind! Wowzers, YUMMY!


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