Festive Canvas Cookies Festive Canvas Cookies

Festive Canvas Cookies | Food styling by Christopher St. Onge | Prop styling by Alanna Davey Image by: Ronald Tsang

Christmas colours add holiday flair to these giant cookies. For other celebrations, change up the shades to suit. Coating wafers are available in a variety of colours in bulk food stores.

  • Prep time 35 minutes
  • Total time 1 hour & 45 minutes
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine



In bowl, beat butter with brown sugar until fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk together oat flour, tapioca starch, sorghum flour, ground almonds, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum and salt; stir into butter mixture just until combined. Cover and refrigerate until firm, about 40 minutes.

Roll by 2 tbsp into balls. Arrange, 4 inches (10 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheets. Bake, 1 sheet at a time, in 350°F (180°C) oven until golden,about 12 minutes. Let cool on pans for 3 minutes; transfer directly to racks to cool completely. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up 5 days or freeze for up to 1 month.)

Spoon or pipe chocolate onto cookies as desired. Refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 3 days. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving.)

Tip from The Test Kitchen: To melt coating chocolate, place one colour in each of three microwaveable bowls. Microwave on medium-high, stirring every 10 seconds, until smooth, about 40 seconds.

Makes 12 cookies.

Nutritional facts per cookie: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 235 mg
  • Sugars 36 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Calories 429.0
  • Total fat 25 g
  • Potassium 202 mg
  • Cholesterol 39 mg
  • Saturated fat 14 g
  • Total carbohydrate 48 g


  • Iron 5.0
  • Folate 4.0
  • Calcium 12.0
  • Vitamin A 8.0
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