Creamy cream cheese frosting kissed with the warmth of maple. This recipe is sure to make your taste buds dance!
I was making some banana bread cookies for a gathering and they needed some frosting. After all, everything is better with frosting!
I didn’t want any run of this mill frosting though. I wanted something soft and creamy with a flavor that would stand on its own yet compliment the cookies. So, I went to work.
The maple cream cheese frosting that was the result of my little brainstorm was a hit! It even had my husband singing its praises.
The maple flavor really comes through and compliments the cream cheese so nicely. I made mine soft and luscious, I wanted it to be reminiscent of banana bread with a sweet spread… but in cookie and frosting form!
(I know, crazy right?!) With a little more powdered sugar I don’t see why this couldn’t hold up to anything you would do with your favorite frosting.
Of course I wouldn’t let what was left go to waste. So the graham crackers came out as a vessel to move the rest of the frosting to my mouth. BEST SNACK EVER!
If you are a frosting fanatic like me, check out my Frosting 101. It goes through the different types of frosting and links to all sorts of delicious recipes!
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 cups powdered sugar for a soft frosting (as many as 4 for a stiffer frosting)
- Cream together cream cheese and butter until smooth.
- Mix in maple syrup.
- Mix in powdered sugar and turn mixer to high and beat until light and creamy, about 5 minutes.
- Spread immediately or store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 114Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 64mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.