Nothing says the holidays like peppermint flavored treats. It's one of my favorite things to indulge in around Christmas. Peppermint bark, peppermint ice cream, peppermint hot chocolate. I could go on, but I think you get the point.
I decided to make a peppermint glaze to top some sweet rolls last week and knew I would have to share this simple recipe with you. It is delicious, quick to make and will up the ante on all kinds of baked goods. Smear it on sugar cookies then top with sprinkles and you will win the cookie exchange. Pour over warm chocolate chip bread and people will beg for seconds. Whatever you do with this peppermint glaze, just know that it won't last long.
3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 stick butter, melted
1/3 cup milk
pinch of salt
3/4 tsp peppermint extract
Combine all ingredients in a medium size bowl. Whisk until smooth. Voila! It's seriously THAT easy! Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for several days or freeze for several weeks.
Notes: If you'd like thicker or thinner consistency, you simply will play around with the amount of milk you use. Less for a glaze that's more like frosting and more for a glaze that is pourable. If it's too thin, add more sugar and whisk again. If it's too thick, add more milk and whisk again. You really cannot mess this up.
If you'd like to tint the glaze pink, you can use one small drop of pink or red food coloring OR you can crush a candy cane into fine powder and stir it into the glaze.