There's no substitute for butter in this recipe. Only browned butter achieves the nutty flavor that makes this unique frosting so good.
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.
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
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