Canadian Cookie Recipes

Maple cookies, Nanaimo bars, shortbread, butter tarts, and matrimonial squares - we have the recipes for all your favorite Canadian cookies.

Staff Picks

Canada Squares

Rating: 5 stars 6
They're all red and white with a hint of maple. When sliced, the cookies reveal a white base, red middle, and white top. They will have you singing 'O Canada' for the rest of the day!

West Coast Trail Cookies

Rating: 5 stars 75
This cookie gets its name from the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island. It's my adaptation of the perfect nut-free trail cookie that's been our family's favorite chewy oatmeal cookie for 10 years. Loaded with choco-chips and dried cranberries. The flax seed meal and pumpkin seeds give them a nutty taste, without the nuts. Perfect for school kids or those with allergies.

Sunshine Coast-Style Nanaimo Bars

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
Nanaimo bars with a blackberry twist; they take a while to be ready to eat, but are well worth the wait.

Maple Cookies

Rating: 4 stars 260
Rich and golden with a rich maple flavor.

Matrimonial Date Squares

Rating: 5 stars 13
Delicious! This favorite recipe has been passed down in the family for many years. It has lots of date filling and can be stored in the refrigerator for a week.

Vancouver Island Cookies

Rating: 5 stars 4
A semi-soft cookie, a cross between a Dad's® cookie and a spice cookie. I bet ya can't eat just one!

Canadian Molasses Cookies

Rating: 4 stars 79
This recipe comes from Prince Edward Island and contains no butter.
By Manny

Cherry Nanaimo Bars

Rating: 4.5 stars 20
A great twist on the classic Nanaimo bar, these no-bake cherry Nanaimo bars are loved by my whole family.

Lassy Mogs

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
If you live in Canada you may be familiar with President's Choice Lassy Mog cookies. It is claimed that these cookies originated in Newfoundland, Canada. I hope you enjoy them as much as my friends and family do.
By Canadian Jen

Maple Meringues

Rating: 4 stars 6
A variation on the typical meringue recipe that I discovered by accident. A little chewier and maplier than usual.
By ZBAYOU

Canadian Shortbread 'Eh'

Rating: 4 stars 29
Easy to make and enjoyable. Love the rich flavors of butter and maple syrup.
By D. Crosby

Sonrisa's Butter Tart Squares

Rating: 5 stars 6
You'll never have to fuss with pastry again! These are just as delicious and half the fuss!
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Inspiration and Ideas

How to Make Nanaimo Bars
Rating: Unrated 352
"Here in the Northwest everyone knows them as Nanaimo bars. They are sold on British Columbia Ferries and at coffee stands." - MARTHA J PAUL
Maple Walnut Biscotti
Rating: Unrated 21
"A not-too-sweet Canadian take on the classic Italian cookie." - JL
Easy, Chewy Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
Rating: 4.5 stars 52

This simple, tasty recipe yields 12 to 16 cookies, but is so simple that it can be doubled (or tripled!) easily.