Browned Butter Frosting

Cassie *


After requests for me to post the frosting I used on my cranberry cookies, to make it more it know who you are!...for a cake, I would probably triple or at least double the recipe...I'm posting the recipe that frosted 30 cookies.

Thanks for the emails...


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frosts 30 medium sized cookies
10 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


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  • 1/3 c
    unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 2 - 4 Tbsp
    hot water ( only took 2 for the consistency i wanted )

How to Make Browned Butter Frosting


  1. Heat the butter in a saucepan over low heat until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  2. Cool for 2 minutes; transfer to a small bowl. Add sugar and vanilla. Beat in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until frosting reaches desired consistency.

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About Browned Butter Frosting

Course/Dish: Spreads
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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