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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Peppermint cupcakes

3/4 c butter, room temp
1 1/2 c sugar
3/4 c sour cream 
1 tsp vanilla 
10-12 drops peppermint essenti oil
6 egg whites
2 1/2 c flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 c milk
1/4 c water

Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.  Add vanilla, sour cream, and peppermint oil. Mix well. Then add egg whites 2 at a time, and mix well. Then add dry ingredients mixing half/half at a time with the milk and water. 

CUPCAKES- put into cup cake pan and bake 350 for about 15-18 min. Makes 24.
CAKE- pour batter into 2 8" pans (well greased) bake at 350 for about 22-24min. 
Cool then frost! 

FROSTING- mix all together until light and fluffy... 4 oz cream cheese, 4 Tbsp room temp butter, 8 drops peppermint Essential oil, 5 cups powdered sugar. If frosting is too thick, I would add a Tbsp hot water. If frosting is too thin, add a little more powdered sugar. 
I love cream cheese frosting, and I'm terrible about measuring the ingredients when I make it!! I just add a little and mix til it looks yummy!! 
Sprinkle with crushed candy canes!! 



helps digestion, calms upset stomach/nausea, energy, brings oxygen to your brain (helps with easing/removing headaches, helps circulation, and it can suppress your appetite!

Dilute with coconut oil and add to a roller bottle, you can rub over your forehead (careful of your eyes!) and this will help ease headaches, help you feel more awake, gives you a boost of energy, even just breathing it in from the roller bottle can help you with a queasy stomach.  Rub on your stomach (add grapefruit EO and lemon EO to suppress your appetite)
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