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Brown Butter Icing

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Servings: Enough for 5 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 cups sifted confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons (up to 4 tablespoons) water


In a small saucepan heat 1/2 cup butter over medium heat until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in 3 cups sifted confectioner’s sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in enough water (3 to 4 tablespoons) to make an icing of drizzling consistency. Drizzle on warm cookies. Makes enough to ice 5 dozen cookies.

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