O Canada. The true north strong and free. Home of some seriously tasty food. Food like Niagara Peaches, PEI Potatoes and delicious Maple Syrup. Today as we celebrate the birth of our nation, we shall gather at my Grandparents with a few family members and enjoy some relaxing time around a bonfire while we catch up and enjoy a few quiet moments together.
I made these cookies to celebrate the occasion and they were delicious. The not too sweet maple flavor and oh so buttery richness make these the perfect cookie for Canada Day or any other summer barbeque situation you might find yourself in.
Happy Canada Day!
O Canada Cookies:
- 1 C soft unsalted butter
- 1 c maple flakes
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 3 c self rising flour + 1/2 c for rolling
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cream the butter and maple flakes together until nice and smooth.
- Add in the vanilla and eggs. Beat until mixed.
- Slowly add the flour to the mix.
- Do not over mix but ensure the cookies are well combined.
- If the dough is too wet add a little flour until the texture is moist, not wet.
- Lightly coat your rolling surface with some flour. Take 1/4 of the dough and roll it out. You want a nice thick cookie so don’t roll it too thin.
- Place the cut cookies on the baking sheet.
- Once sheet is filled place in the oven for 16 minutes or until the cookies are just beginning to brown.
- Remove and transfer to a cooling rack to prevent soggy bottoms.
- Once completely cool you can eat them or ice them. Enjoy!
- If you’re interested in the maple glaze I used, it’s quite easy. Add 1/8th of a cup of milk, melted butter and maple syrup to 2 cups of icing sugar. Beat well, until thick and smooth. It’s very easy and a great arm work out if you do it by hand.
- The length of time required to cook these cookies will vary depending on the size of cookie cutter you use. Just keep an eye on them and adjust accordingly.