Top your favorite desserts off with this sweet brown sugar glaze. It goes so well with cakes, cookies, cinnamon rolls and more.
This glaze will take your baked goods and give them a nice warm hug. The nuttiness that comes out when you brown butter is really apparent when you use it for something simple like this glaze.
It makes it feel so much warmer and it is really simple! It was a perfect finish to this brown sugar nectarine sheet cake.
It just takes about 10 minutes to get the butter to a nice golden-brown color. Then you stir in powdered sugar, vanilla and enough milk to get your desired consistency.
It really is that easy. This is a perfect glaze for oatmeal cookies.
MiMi made something similar for a get together we had a few years ago. She brought a three or four dozen cookies to a get together with probably 15 people in attendance.
She didn’t leave with any. People could not help themselves. The cookies were good, but the glaze put them over the top!
What is brown butter?
Brown butter is butter that has been gently cooked until some of the milk solids are toasted and browned. It has a nutty aroma and a deeper flavor. Due to the cooking process, some of the moisture is evaporated so it has a lower moisture content than regular butter.
A couple of more icing favorites
Fudgy sweetened condensed milk icing is made quickly in a saucepan and with only three ingredients, this icing is hard to beat! It is so fudgy and has a nice sheen.
Maple brown butter glaze combines the depth of flavor of brown butter with the warmth of maple syrup. It’s perfect for topping cinnamon rolls, coffee cakes, bundt cakes and more!
Smooth, sweet and creamy, this caramel frosting is easy to make and is a perfect topper to butter cake, chocolate cake, banana cake and more!
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Brown Butter Glaze
- ½ cup butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 Tablespoons whole milk
- In thick bottomed sauce pan over medium heat, melt butter. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from heat.
- Stir in powdered sugar, vanilla and 2 Tablespoons of milk. Continue to add milk until you reach your desired consistency.
- Drizzle over cake or cookies and allow to set before stacking.