Canada Squares

Canada Squares

by Sara Benitez 1 year ago
5 (4)
50 minutes
156.4 kcal
20.4 g carbs
Description

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!

Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • ⅓ cup seedless raspberry jam
  • ⅔ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅔ cup rice flour
  • 10 drops red food coloring, or as needed
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar, or as needed
  • ⅓ cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon milk, or as needed
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
Directions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper; crease corners well.
  2. 2. Whisk together 1 cup flour and 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar; cut in 1/2 cup butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Pat mixture evenly into prepared pan.
  3. 3. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes; remove to cool on a wire rack, about 15 minutes. Top base evenly with raspberry jam.
  4. 4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  5. 5. Beat white sugar and 1/2 cup butter together until fluffy; beat in eggs until fluffy and pale yellow. Beat rice flour into egg mixture until well combined; stir in food coloring until batter reaches desired shade of red. Spread batter evenly over jam layer.
  6. 6. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool completely in the pan; about 20 minutes.
  7. 7. Beat 2 cups confectioners' sugar and 1/3 cup butter together in a bowl with an electric mixer until smooth; stir in milk and maple extract. Spread icing evenly over cooled bars.
  8. 8. Hold edges of parchment paper; lift squares out of pan to a cutting board. Slice into 1-inch squares with a very sharp knife.
Nutrition Facts
serving: 64 1-inch squares
calories: 156.4 kcal
carbohydrates: 20.4 g
protein: 1.1 g
saturated fat: 5 g
cholesterol: 32 mg
sodium: 59.2 mg
fiber: 0.2 g
sugar: 14.5 g