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Browned Butter Frosting

Prep time 8 mins
Cook time 4 mins
Other time 20 mins
Yield 2 3/4 cups
There's no substitute for butter in this recipe. Only browned butter achieves the nutty flavor that makes this unique frosting so good. 

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste

How to Make It

  1. Cook butter in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, 3 to 4 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a large mixing bowl, and chill 20 minutes.

  2. Add cream cheese to browned butter; beat at medium speed until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla bean paste.

Christmas With Southern Living 2006