Browned Butter Cream Cheese Icing

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It’s pretty hard to improve on perfection.  But I gotta say, as much as I love the simplicity of my regular Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting, this browned butter version is just a little bit better.  Browning the butter adds the slightest bit of caramel flavor to the frosting, which in turn adds a richness and depth of flavor that makes everything better.

And I don’t even like frosting.

It is the perfect topping to cakes, cupcakes, or even these Copycat Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars!

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Here is what you need:

1 stick butter, softened.
1 8oz package cream cheese
1 pound box powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
 

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Step 1: Melt one half of the stick of butter in small saucepan over medium heat until lightly browned.  Save the remaining half stick for later.

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Step 2: Place butter & cream cheese in bowl of a stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment; mix on medium speed for approximately 30 seconds, until well blended.  Add vanilla.

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Step 3:  Turn speed to low and slowly add powdered sugar to bowl.  Add remaining half-stick of butter and mix on medium-high speed for 3-5 minutes.  Use immediately or store, covered, up to 1 week.

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