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 Matt 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!
Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 T 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.