Canada Day Maple Leaf Cookies Recipe

If you live in Ottawa, there are so many free family activities to enjoy at most of the Capital Region’s national museums and institutions. Before you head out for the day, why not make some delicious Canada Day Maple Leaf cookies to bring with you for a festive afternoon snack. You will need to purchase 2 maple leaf cookie cutters, 1 small enough to fit comfortably in the center of the larger maple leaf cookie cutter, to see the filling in the middle of the cookie. Yummy!

Canada Day Maple Leaf Cookies Recipe

Many City of Ottawa Museums are also celebrating Canada Day, including one of my favourite, the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum. You can take part in vintage carnival games like ring toss, strong man striker challenges, and target practice, put your knowledge of Canadian history to the test, play a good ‘ol game of street hockey, and make your own Maple Leaf flag and Red Ensign flag.

Happy Canada Day!

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Canada Day Maple Leaf Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks, unsalted butter, cold and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup finely ground almonds
  • Raspberry or strawberry Jam
  • Confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 Maple Leaf cookie cutters, 1 small enough to fit comfortably in the centre of the larger cookie cutter.
maple leaf cookie

Directions

  1. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Using an electric mixer beat the butter, sugar and salt on low speed until the batter is almost smooth.
  3. In a second bowl combine the flour and almonds.
  4. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, scraping the sides of the bowl often until the dough is almost completely mixed.
  5. Don’t over mix.
  6. Roll the dough into a ball wrapping it in plastic wrap and putting it in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
  7. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  8. After the hour in the refrigerator, remove the dough and place on a lightly floured wood cutting board.
  9. Using your rolling pin, you may have to flour the rolling pin, roll out the dough in the same thickness. (if the dough becomes too soft (sticks to the cutting board or to the cookie cutter) rewrap it in plastic and put it back in the refrigerator for at least 20-30 minutes.
  10. Using the larger Maple Leaf cookie cutter, cut out all of the larger cookies. (If cookies become too sticky place cookie sheet with the cookies on it the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes).
  11. Return to the cookies already cut and cut the center out of half of the previously cut cookies by using a smaller Maple Leaf cookie cutter.
  12. Using a metal spatula gently lift the cut cookie dough onto the parchment lined cookie sheets.
  13. Bake the cookies on the top rack of the oven at 300 degrees for 30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  14. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes.
  15. Remove from cookie sheet and allow to cool completely.
  16. On the bottom half of the cookie (one without the hole in it) spread raspberry/strawberry jam on it, but not too close to the edges.
  17. On the top half of the cookie (the one with the hole in it) sprinkle confectionery sugar on it. (Do this away from the other half of the cookie.)
  18. Taking the top part of the cookie holding it by it’s edges gently place it on top of the raspberry/strawberry jam cookie. (The jam will act as a “glue” to hold the two cookies together. )
Canada Day Maple Leaf Cookies Recipe
Canada Day Maple Leaf Cookies
Ingredients
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, cold and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup finely ground almonds
  • Raspberry or strawberry Jam
  • Confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 Maple Leaf cookie cutters 1 small enough to fit comfortably in the center of the larger cookie cutter.
Instructions
  1. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Using an electric mixer beat the butter, sugar and salt on low speed until the batter is almost smooth.
  3. In a second bowl combine the flour and almonds.
  4. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, scraping the sides of the bowl often until the dough is almost completely mixed.
  5. Don’t over mix.
  6. Roll the dough into a ball wrapping it in plastic wrap and putting it in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
  7. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  8. After the hour in the refrigerator, remove the dough and place on a lightly floured wood cutting board.
  9. Using your rolling pin, you may have to flour the rolling pin, roll out the dough in the same thickness. (if the dough becomes too soft (sticks to the cutting board or to the cookie cutter) rewrap it in plastic and put it back in the refrigerator for at least 20-30 minutes.
  10. Using the larger Maple Leaf cookie cutter, cut out all of the larger cookies. (If cookies become too sticky place cookie sheet with the cookies on it the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes).
  11. Return to the cookies already cut and cut the center out of half of the previously cut cookies by using a smaller Maple Leaf cookie cutter.
  12. Using a metal spatula gently lift the cut cookie dough onto the parchment lined cookie sheets.
  13. Bake the cookies on the top rack of the oven at 300 degrees for 30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  14. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes.
  15. Remove from cookie sheet and allow to cool completely.
  16. On the bottom half of the cookie (one without the hole in it) spread raspberry/strawberry jam on it, but not too close to the edges.
  17. On the top half of the cookie (the one with the hole in it) sprinkle confectionery sugar on it. (Do this away from the other half of the cookie.)
  18. Taking the top part of the cookie holding it by it’s edges gently place it on top of the raspberry/strawberry jam cookie. (The jam will act as a “glue” to hold the two cookies together. )

Lynehttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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Comments

  1. You have convinced me to go buy maple leaf cookie cutters. These look incredible. I thought it would be way more complicated then that. Feeling brave- wish me luck!!!

  2. These are ideal for Canada Day, I’ll have to keep my eyes open for some Maple Leaf cookie cutters. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  3. These cookies look superb!!! I don’t know how you made them look so awesome.I would like to try to make them though.Thank you.

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