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Pepper Mint Candy Filling

Halloween decorated cookies

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword halloween cookies, peppermint buttercream
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 cookies
Author One Sarcastic Baker


  • 2 Sticks Unsalted Butter, Soften (225 g / 8 oz)
  • 4 Cups Powdered Sugar (450 g / 16 oz)
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper Mint Extract
  • 36 Pepper Mint Candy (such as Starlight), Crushed* (200 g / 7 oz)
  • 1-2 TBS Milk


  1. Place the Pepper Mint candy in a food processor and process to get a powder.

  2. In a bowl of a standing mixer, beat butter on high until smooth.

  3. Change speed to low and add the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. Once the sugar has been added fully, increase speed back to high.

  4. Add the salt and peppermint extract.

  5. Add the milk, a table spoon at a time, to avoid a runny filling. Beat the filling for about 5 minutes.

  6. Add the crushed Candy and mix to incorporate.