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Canadian Flag Cookies

Canadian Flag Cookies

Canadian Flag Cookies

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Canadian Flag Cookies
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Course: Refrigerator CookiesCuisine: CanadianDifficulty: Medium



These slice-and-bake refrigerator cookies look like the Canadian flag. Of course, you can use other colors to make other flags!


  • 1 cup margarine, softened

  • 1 egg white, lightly whipped

  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

  • 2-1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

  • 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons red food coloring (more or less, as needed)


  • In a mixing bowl, combine margarine, egg white, and vanilla extract. In another mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, and baking powder. Mix wet ingredients with dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • Divide dough into 3 equal portions. Tint 2 portions with red food coloring. Mix thoroughly to get a uniform color. Untinted dough represents white. Form each portion into bars of equal length and about 1 inch thick. Wrap each bar in waxed paper. Refrigerate until easy to handle.
  • Remove waxed paper and stack bars on top of each other in the following order: red, white, red (like the Canadian flag, without the maple leaf *). Wrap entire bars in waxed paper again and chill until firm.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F and line baking sheets with parchment paper. Cut bars into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Place on baking sheet. Bake for 14 minutes or until set. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • * If you want to make a maple leaf, prepare 1/3 of a recipe and tint it all red. Chill the dough, and roll out on a floured board. Cut into maple shapes with a small maple leaf cookie cutter (make sure your cutter is the right size to fit on the cookies you’re making). Place the maple leaf on top of flag base before baking.



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I LOVE CANADA COOKIES!!!!! You are simply a genius!!
- Chloë  

I thought these were easier than the typical roll out cookies. Slicing is much easier and faster! Great recipe, and oh so special for cookie exchanges eh?
- Lorraine

this recepie was great and tasted so good i almost forgot that if i kept eatign i'd gain weight. everyone should try it today!!!!!!!!! i thank whoever invented something so delcious,.
- A Baker

i loved this recipe.
- A Baker
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