I should have made these last week. Maple is a fitting flavour to enjoy for Canada Day but whatever, I’m not regretting my decision to make Strawberry Shortcake. Last night, I was craving cookies but was out of chocolate chips, peanut butter, oatmeal…all my usual ingredients that go in to a cookie. But I had maple syrup (what good Canadian girl doesn’t?) and remembered a recipe in Vegan with a Vengeance that I’ve been meaning to bake since I got the book two years ago-Maple Walnut Cookies.
I nixed most of the walnuts, (because well, I was getting low on walnuts) instead I just topped them with a walnut halve after drizzling them with Creamy Maple Frosting from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. They turned out delicious, soft and chewy cookies with lots of maple flavour and the frosting was unbelievable, it was so thick and easy to work with. I never have that much luck with frostings. Ever. I’m definitely trying out the maple cupcakes that accompany the frosting recipe one day. Maybe for a more fitting time, the next time Canada needs celebrating?