Canada Day Sugar Cookies {RECIPE}

Sugar cookies are one of the easiest recipes to bake! They are also excellent for special occasions as there are so many different ways to decorate them according to themes and colours. This is also a great way to get the kids involved, when it comes to the decorating.

For Canada Day, why not make up some Maple Leaf shaped Sugar Cookies? My neighbour made these to welcome some friends that were moving to Canada, sweet eh?!

Sugar Cookies

Canada Day Sugar Cookies


  • 1 cup butter (unsalted then add the salt OR salted and omit the extra salt)
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla (can use almond extract if you wish)
  • 3.5 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt (omit IF you used salted butter)
  • 1 tsp baking powder


  1. In electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined.
  3. Add flour, salt (if you used unsalted butter) and baking powder and beat until smooth.
  4. Place dough in the fridge for 10 minutes (this makes it easier to roll and transfer onto baking sheets).
  5. Roll out dough and use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes.
  6. Place on cookie sheets and bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.

Decorating the Cookies:
For these Canada Day cookies, store bought fondant was purchased, rolled out and cut out with the same cookie cutter that was used for the cookies. To help the fondant stick, simply make an edible “paste” with water and icing sugar and brush it on the top of the cookie before placing the fondant.

Use icing sugar to cover your working surface when rolling out the dough. This prevents sticking and doesn’t make the cookies tough like flour can if you add too much.

Don’t forget to read my post where I share 3 More Tips When Baking Sugar Cookies!


For more GREAT Canada Day themed food ideas, please visit Canadian Moms Cook!

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33 Responses to Canada Day Sugar Cookies {RECIPE}

  1. Soozle says:

    These sound excellent – I was looking for a quick dessert to make for the weekend and I think I found it! 🙂

    Thank you!

  2. Debbie B says:

    Love sugar cookies, haven’t made them in so long but think that’s what I’ll be doing later today

  3. Erika E says:

    These look great! I’m hoping to go to a picnic for Canada Day and these would be perfect cookies to bring and share.

  4. My daughters have been asking to make sugar cookies and this seems to be a yummy recipe for them. Fun idea for Canada Day!

  5. Shirley says:

    These will be very popular this weekend.

  6. MrDisco says:

    that looks yummy

  7. They do look good – thanks and Happy Canada Day!

  8. Leila says:

    LOVE sugar cookies! thanks for sharing that recipe. #TGCBB

  9. Ann Allchin says:

    These look brilliant! We’re at the cottage this weekend and I forgot my cookie cutter, so my kids might get good ol’ Canadian circles. 🙂 ( #tgcbb)

  10. Tara says:

    These look great, if it wasn’t for the fact that Summer decided to truly show up and it is going to be 30 degrees all week we would make some!

  11. Sugar Cookies are one of my favorites. These look awesome. You’re so creative.

  12. They look delicious! Almost too pretty eat.

  13. Donnas says:

    These cookies are a great way to welcome someone to Canada; and I also like the tip about using icing sugar instead of flour to roll out the dough.

  14. Victoria S says:

    These are a great idea! I love baking, and sugar cookies are a versatile treat! I always roll them out on icing sugar or sometimes even granulated sugar, rather than flour.

    Victoria Ess

  15. Super cute! I’m going to have to make those next time!

  16. NPC says:

    I just saw these on Canadian Moms Cook…. DELICIOUS. 🙂 I want sugar cookies right now! Thanks for participating in #TGCBB.

  17. YashYanth! says:

    I need to bake cookies more often… I really do!

  18. Susan T. says:

    Everyone loves sugar cookies! I don’t think these should just be for Canada Day, we should celebrate being Canadian all year long!

  19. Judy C says:

    Great idea, will have to try and remember this for next Canada Day

  20. elizamatt says:

    I must keep an eye out for a maple leaf shaped cookie cutter, what a marvellous idea. Sugar cookies always disappear quickly they are so yummy.

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  22. Treen Goodwin says:

    AWESOME … what a great idea my grandson would love to help with this , he loves helping !

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