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Browned Butter Frosting

Browned Butter Frosting

Browned Butter Frosting

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Browned Butter Frosting
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Course: Icings, Frostings, and GlazesDifficulty: Easy



Browned butter gives this frosting a rich, toasted flavor.


  • 1/4 cup butter

  • 2-1/2 cups powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 tablespoons milk


  • Heat butter over low heat until delicate brown; remove from heat. Mix in powdered sugar. Beat in vanilla and milk until smooth. If necessary, stir in additional milk, 1/2 teaspoon at a time, until spreading consistency. Frost cookies and store tightly covered.



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The best icing ever!!!!!!!
- A Baker
This is the BEST frosting for cookies out there. Bar NONE. If you make it properly, it is wonderful!! I make it each year, and I get asked for the recipe! I use salted Land O' Lakes butter, it does make a difference. Try this recipe. It may need just a bit more milk. I just add a TB. until it is the proper consistency. MY KIDS LOVE THIS FROSTING!!! (And I have NINE Of them, so that's saying something.) ;)
- A Baker
I love that recipe!
- A Baker
This frosting has minimal ingredients & turned out a nice cream color & texture. The taste was light & worked very well with the sugar cookies I made it for. Instructions were easy to follow & this recipe is very quick to make!
- Naomi
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