Happy Canada Day! Red Maple Leaf Cookie Recipe
We’re not one to miss out on a party so when we heard July 1st was Canada’s birthday, we decided to get our Canada on with some red maple leaf cookies to enjoy! These are not just regular sugar cookies. No, they are red AND they are maple-flavored! Yum! Not bad, eh?
For this recipe you will need:
Ingredients & Supplies
- 4 cups of flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 3 tsp maple extract
- 4 tsp red food coloring (or more)
- a maple leaf cookie cutter
- white icing (optional)
(Recipe modified from this easy sugar cookie recipe from All Recipes)
Red Maple Leaf Sugar Cookie Directions
In a small bowl combine flour, baking soda and baking powder. In a separate bowl mix together sugar and butter until creamy. Beat in egg, maple extract (or flavoring) and red food coloring. Gradually blend in dry ingredients. When thoroughly mixed, wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for one hour.
Once your dough is chilled, roll it out on a generously floured surface. Roll to 1/4 inch thick and cut out your leaves with your maple leaf cookie cutter. (Now would be a good time to preheat your oven to 375 degrees F). Once you have your cookies cut and placed on a cookie sheet with space around for them to rise, use a toothpick to create leaf veins. Press gently.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cookies cool for two minutes on the cookies sheet before removing them to cool on a rack. If you like, you can ice white icing words or outline leaf veins to add an extra fun touch.
Then plate your cookies and sing Oh Canada at the top of your lungs! If you need a printable Canadian toothpick-flag to help you celebrate, we’ve got that for you too. Just click, print, cut and attach to a toothpick using double-stick tape!
Or just make some festive fall leaf cookies, that’s cool too.
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Published June 26, 2015. Last updated November 14, 2018.