Maple Shortbread Cookies

Happy Monday! After yesterdays Canada Day we have an other day off and it is also finally vacation for our kids. Last week has been busy with preparations for my daughters Prom, which was on Friday. She looked beautiful with a long navy blue dress, all dolled up with makeup and hair done. All the kids or I should say the young ladies and gents looked amazing! Hard to believe that she already finished high school, emotional moments for sure.

It has been, and still is, a few very hot days here in Ontario, which makes you wish for a pool, spend time at the beach or simply stay indoors.

These Maple Shortbread Cookies were our treat for Canada Day! But they are yummy all year round!

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Maple Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, soft, room temperature
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1.5 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 3 cups spelt flour

-Combine the butter, maple syrup, salt and vanilla extract. Add the flour and mix until well combined. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

-On a lightly floured surface roll dough out and cut into desired shapes. Place on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.

-Refrigerate for 5 minutes.

Bake in 300 F preheated oven for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown, do not overbake. Let cool before icing.

-Decorate as desired. I left some plain, some with a maple icing (icing sugar and maple syrup mixed together) and a few a I spread some maple syrup on top and some maple sugar.

-Feel free to use whole wheat or all-purpose flour instead of the spelt flour.

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I wish everyone a happy July!

Enjoy!

Ursula

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 thoughts on “Maple Shortbread Cookies

  1. I’m so happy to have discovered your blog! I too am Swiss (my mom is from near Zurich) and lived there as a child until I was 11. Been in Canada ever since. I love your recipes and photos, definitely will follow along to be inspired. πŸ™‚

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  2. What fun Ursula!! They look perfect for Canada day! How did you think of adding maple to shortbread??! And the prom sounds like such a fun event– loved all those milestones with our kids. It was hard to see them move on and away to college. But I like them even more as adults now! It’s a different relationship– I’m a friend, not just a mom. Anyway, thank you for the cookie recipe! xxxx

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