Are you planning to make a red and white Canada Day cookie this year? They are perfect cookies to celebrate Canada Day and they’re not hard to make at all. You will need typical cookie ingredients – sugar, butter, egg, baking powder, and flour – to make them. You also need some red and white sprinkles. These copycat Dunkaroo Canada Day cookies with cream cheese dip are always a hit. Read on if you are looking for a recipe for a Canada Day party, or Canada Day dessert ideas.
The great thing about this red and white Canada Day cookie is it has a dipping sauce! That’s right, Canada Day is when you want an extra-special recipe. It’s a celebration after all!
You will be so happy you added these Canada Day cookies to your recipes for a Canada Day party. They’re a perfect fit! They’re only one of many different Canada Day dessert ideas but they’re one of my favourites. I’m making them this year and I’m sure I’ll be making these next year too!
How to Make the Sprinkle Dip
This red and white Canada Day cookie can be served without a sprinkle dip, but it’s better with the dip! The dip is a combination of cream cheese, butter, icing sugar, milk, and vanilla. All you need to do is measure out and then combine the ingredients. It’s that simple! Maple leaf-shaped cookies to celebrate Canada Day with a creamy dip is one of the best Canada Day dessert ideas.
Adding this to your list of recipes for a Canada Day party is a great idea. Everyone will love the crumbly, sweet cookies as well as the patriotic dip. Make sure you double the recipe if you need to make a lot. You won’t want to run out of these Canada Day cookies!
Tips for Making the Cookies
These Canada Day cookies couldn’t be easier to make. You can prepare the dip while the cookies bake so everything is ready at the same time. Once you’ve added these cookies to celebrate Canada Day to your must-make list, you’re good to go. So gather all your ingredients and get ready to make this wonderful treat.
You will need an electric mixer to mix the red and white Canada Day cookie dough. Well either that or a lot of elbow grease! After combining the ingredients for the dough, it has to rest. Give it at least 45 minutes in the refrigerator.
This helps the dough hold together nicely and also helps the cookies hold their shape. If you want to make these maple leaf-shaped bites, you will want the cookies to hold those nice clean edges while baking. So plan the recipe ahead to make sure the dough has sufficient chilling time.
Even if you don’t have a maple leaf shape cutter that’s fine. You can use any shape of cookie cutter you want. The red and white cookie colours will still scream Canada Day!
You can serve the cookies warm from the oven or cold as you like. The dip should be cold. You can keep the cookies in an airtight container on the countertop for a few days. Leftover dip can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days.
However, the reality is you serve these on Canada Day and it all vanishes quickly! That’s what usually happens anyway, since this is one of the best recipes for a Canada Day party. And a great day to indulge!
Too Good for Only Once a Year!
This is one of my favourite Canada Day dessert ideas but the recipe is certainly tweak-able for other occasions. After all, once you find a wonderful cookie recipe you want to make it more often that annually!
Swap the maple leaf cookie cutter for another one and the red and white sprinkles for green and while. That was you have a great St Patrick’s Day cookie. The same would apply with heart-shaped cookies and pink or red sprinkles for Valentine’s Day.
Canada Day is one of my favourite days of the year. It gives me an excuse not only to catch up with friends and family, but also to make wonderful cookies. Canada Day wouldn’t be the same without Canada Day dessert ideas. And every year I love to try at least one new recipe for this special date!
Canada Day Cookies with Cream Cheese Dip Recipe
Canada Day Cookies with Cream Cheese Sprinkle Dip
- 1/2 Cup butter softened
- 2/3 Cup sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1 3/4 Cup flour
- 1 Tsp. baking powder
- 1/3 Cup sprinkles red and white
- 1/2 Package Cream cheese
- 1 1/2 Cup icing sugar
- 1/2 Tsp. Vanilla
- 1 Tbsp. Milk
- In a medium mixing bowl, mix together flour and baking powder and set aside.
- With an electric mixer beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and mix well.
- Gradually add dry mixture to cream mixture. Mix well. Refrigerate for 45 minutes to an hour
- Grease or place parchment paper on two baking sheets. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- On a lightly floured surface roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick. Cut out shapes with maple leaf cookie cutters. Place cookies on baking sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are golden.
- Cool cookies 5 to 10minutes and then move to cooling rack to cool completely.
- While waiting for cookies to cool, make icing dip. Beat butter and cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
- Add icing sugar and beat again. Add vanilla and milk, one tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
There are certainly plenty of ways to make a red and white Canada Day cookie but this particular recipe is becoming a firm favourite. The weather is hopefully good this year so consider a BBQ and don’t forget to make Canada Day cookies for everyone to enjoy. I hope you love these cookies to celebrate Canada Day as much as I do!
For all my Canadian friends, Happy Canada Day! Let me know if you try out these copycat Dunkaroo Canada Day cookies with cream cheese dip. These are always a hit and friends ask for these cookies to celebrate Canada Day. This is one to check out if you are looking for a recipe for a Canada Day party, Canada Day dessert ideas or red and white Canada Day cookies.
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Bella Bucchiotti is a storyteller, food lover, dog mom and adventure seeker living on the Pacific coast. She shares her passion for food, dogs, fitness, adventures, travel and philanthropy, in hopes of encouraging followers to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places and stand for a cause. Bella lives with Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease.
Saving these! my kids will love them