Maple Leaf Sandwich Cookies a delicious subtle Maple flavour cookie with a creamy Maple filling, my first recipe to help you Celebrate Canada 150.
This year Canada is celebrating 150 years, and in my opinion one of the best places to live in the world. Of course there are problems and nothing is perfect. But after living in Italy, I know for a fact that some Countries and their people are well, yes Better!
So thank you Canada, I miss you and look forward to my visits home.
With all my family and friends in Canada and half my heart, since my eldest daughter lives there now, I decided to share with you, my new friends and readers a reason to love Canada too.
Canada isn’t just Hockey, Maple Syrup and Poutine!
From the Prairies to the West Coast, from the East Coast to Canada’s Aboriginal, I hope you discover some new and delicious recipes to help Canada Celebrate.
Maple Leaf Sandwich Cookies Celebrating #Canada150
I thought the perfect recipe to start us off would be a cookie that was my Dad’s favourite, a Maple Leaf Cookie I see everywhere from supermarkets to Airports. I guess you could call it “Canada’s National Cookie”.
Maple Leaf Sandwich Cookies, these cookies turned out fabulous, I adjusted my Valentine Chocolate Dipped Cookies a little. I discovered that sugar can be substituted with maple syrup or maple sugar.
I happened to buy some maple sugar in Toronto on my last visit and it worked perfectly. It is a little pricey but well worth it.
I filled the cookie with a creamy maple filling made with Real Maple Syrup. I have done a little experimenting with Maple Syrup in other recipes such as some Vanilla Almond Cupcakes and Apple Butter Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Frosting.
But whether you know these cookies or not I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup maple sugar**
- 1 small egg
- 1/2 teaspooon vanilla**
- 1 cups + 3 tablespoons flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon cream
- 3/4 cups icing / powdered sugar (add more if needed)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon maple flavouring
In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
In a medium bowl beat together butter and sugar for 3 minutes or until fluffy, beat in egg and vanilla.
Beat dry ingredients into egg mixture on low until combined. Form into a ball (will be sticky) and refrigerate 30 minutes.
Pre-heat oven to 375°F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Remove dough from fridge and separate into 2 parts. Roll out one part on a well floured flat surface to 1/8" thickness and cut out shapes. Place on cookie sheets and bake for approximately 7-9 minutes (light golden brown).
Cool completely before adding creamy filling if desired. Very tasty on their own also.
Beat butter, cream, maple syrup, vanilla and maple flavouring until smooth, beat in icing sugar until smooth and desired thickness.
**substitute 1/4 cup maple sugar with 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons white sugar and instead of vanilla flavouring use maple flavouring.