Although I’m not Canadian, I do celebrate Canada Day. Why? Well, because I’ve a lot to thank that great nation for.
This includes (but is not limited to):
- Hubs….and all the friends and family that came with him
- A new appreciation of Blue Rodeo, Barenaked Ladies, Kids in the Hall, FUBAR and Rick Moranis
- Many amazing holidays (and hopefully many more yet to come – watch out west coasters!)
- Falafel (yes I know it’s not traditional Canadian fare but do you know how many falafel joints there are in Toronto? DO YOU?!)
So today, in honour of Canada Day, I’m giving a little something back to the country that’s given me so much with these cookies.
Naturally they include a heavy dose of maple syrup, because what else are you gonna use to sweeten your cookies on July 1st?! Eh?!
Originally I was going to shape them into adorable little maple leafs but then I remembered that I have zero art skills and even less patience.
To all the Canadians out there: HAPPY CANADA DAY!
And to all the Americans: Don’t worry, it’ll be your turn on Thursday (I can’t promise cookies but there will be a chance to win free stuff..and who doesn’t love winning free stuff?!)
Maple Leaf Cookies (makes 10)
*adapted from Oatmeal with a Fork (who has a few variations on the basic cookie template so head over there if you want more options)
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/2 cup sunflower seed butter
- 1/2 cup maple syrup (if you use grade B, you might want to read this)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 large egg
- Mix all ingredients together until well combined.
- Spoon onto parchment paper or other greased surface (I used a tbsp each – they spread on the baking sheet so be sure to leave some room around them). Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes until slightly browned.
- Let cool before jamming into your mouth.
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