Friday, December 2, 2011

Wintergreen Icing

From Emerald Apron's Kitchen

I have fond memories of wintergreen iced cupcakes in my great-grandmother's kitchen. They were very pale pink, since wintergreen berries are pink, and had the perfect hint of wintergreen flavor. It's a recipe that she didn't leave behind in her volumes of hand-written journals, and so over the years I have tried to duplicate it. I think about my great-grandmother, and other loved ones who I have lost, around the holidays. I always miss them, but I reminisce the most this time of year. Isn't it wonderful that a flavor or a scent can be so strongly tied to a memory?

2 cups confectioner’s sugar
3-6 Tbsp milk (this will depend on humidity... so start with 3 and work your way up!)
1 tsp wintergreen extract
1 drop red food coloring

Stir all the ingredients together and use the icing to top your favorite white cupcakes (from a box or from scratch). This is also a tasty way to top gingerbread cookies, sugar cookies, a gingerbread house... or on anything else you want to ice. Including your fingertip!


Callie said...

Thank you for sharing your grandmothers recipe.

Anonymous said...

OH MY stumbled on your site I am on a strict healthy diet attempting to lose 40 pounds ( again).. one of my most fav. parts of Christmas is COOKIES!! Yum.. must get off here quickly!!


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