Brown Butter Frosting

LAST UPDATED: Jun 13, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Oct 05, 2015 | By: Julie Blanner

  Kick your cookies up a notch for fall with Brown Butter Frosting!  It uses just 3 staple ingredients and takes less than 10 minutes to make.

brown butter sugar cookies with brown butter frosting

Brown Butter is one of my favorite fall ingredients. It enhances just about every dish – and even better, baked good!

So, I took my favorite sugar cookie buttercream icing recipe and adapted it with brown butter. It has a deeper, richer flavor and makes the perfect sugar cookie for fall!

Now all I can do is think about it! I could just eat the Brown Butter Frosting off of a spatula for days. You can slather it on cinnamon rolls, cookies, cakes or warm it to pour over scones and muffins. One bite and this Brown Butter Frosting recipe will be your favorite, too.

brown butter frosting

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How to Make Brown Butter Frosting:

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter until it turns golden in color and has a nutty aroma. Remove from heat and allow to cool 10-15 minutes. You can watch the video how to brown butter in this post for more details.

Pour butter into a large mixing bowl and gradually add in powdered sugar. Add milk and beat until smooth and slather onto your favorite baked goods!

Brown Butter Frosting Recipe with Printable Recipe Card:

Irresistible brown butter icing for cookies and cakes

Brown Butter Icing

Kick your cookies up a notch for fall with Brown Butter Frosting!  It uses just 3 staple ingredients and takes less than 10 minutes to make.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings (hover to scale): 24
Calories: 126kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 c butter
  • 3 c powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp milk or heavy cream

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter until it turns golden in color and has a nutty aroma. Remove from heat and allow to cool 10-15 minutes.
  • Pour butter into a large mixing bowl,and gradually add in powdered sugar. Add milk and beat until smooth.

Nutrition

Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 2mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Calcium: 3mg
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