Perfect maple glaze to ice your cookies, donuts, muffins, quick bread, cinnamon rolls, cake, or any other desserts! You only need 3 simple ingredients to make this creamy, rich, and delicious icing.
This easy maple glaze will take your desserts to the next level! It’s a great way to make your desserts shine, and give them that perfect fall finish.
The consistency of this glaze is thinner than frosting, which makes it perfect for icing cookies, cinnamon rolls, and donuts. You can make it as thin or thick as you want depending on the dessert that you’re using it on. If I’m making these pumpkin sugar cookies, I make a thicker consistency and use a piping bag to create a pattern with the glaze. If I’m glazing donuts, I make a thinner consistency to make it easier to dip the donuts in the glaze.
Complete list of ingredients with quantities and instructions is located in the recipe card below
- Powdered Sugar: This is the base of the glaze, and what makes the icing so smooth and creamy.
- Maple Syrup: Make sure that you’re using 100% pure maple syrup, and avoid using pancake syrup. You may be able to find dark maple syrup which gives the glaze a stronger maple flavor, but regular maple syrup works just fine.
- Milk: Milk or heavy cream are used to thin out the glaze, and can be used interchangeably.
How To Make Maple Glaze
- Combine: In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the powdered sugar, maple syrup, and heavy cream or milk until well combined. Add the milk/cream gradually until you reach the desired consistency.
- Use: Then either drizzle it on top of cooled cookies, donuts, cinnamon rolls, or cakes, or pipe it to create a pattern.
- Apply to Cooled Desserts Only: It is important to make sure that your desserts have cooled down completely before you add the maple glaze to them. If you add it too soon, the glaze will melt and fall off the dessert.
- Add Spice: This is a basic maple glaze, but to take it up a notch add a sprinkle of ground cinnamon or pumpkin spice!
- For a Deeper Maple Flavor go for dark maple syrup, or you can add maple extract. I’ve never seen it sold in stores, but I order it from Amazon.
- For a Richer Flavor: Add 2 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter.
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