Sugar Cookie French Fries

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Love cookies? Love French fries? Then this is the recipe for you! Sugar Cookie French Fries are crisp, buttery cookies that look just like French fries. Serve with frosting “ketchup” for maximum cuteness!

Sugar Cookie French Fries in a cute hamburger-themed paper cup

🍟 Sugar Cookie French Fries

I’m a strong believer that desserts should be fun. Fun to make, fun to eat, and fun to serve. After all, nobody NEEDS desserts, we eat them because we want to! So I recommend not taking dessert-making too seriously, and remember to play with your food sometimes.

You can’t get much more playful than these Sugar Cookie French Fries! These sugar cookies are beyond easy, but their French fry look-alike shape makes them WAY more fun than the typical round cookie. Serve them with frosting “ketchup” and a platter of Hamburger Cupcakes to complete the look.

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Two cups of Sugar Cookie French Fries, with frosting "ketchup" in a paper cup in between

🧾 Ingredients

Sugar Cookie French Fries come together in just a few minutes if you use store-bought ingredients! I’m usually a huge advocate of baking from scratch, but in this case, I don’t think the French fries lose anything by taking a few shortcuts, since their appearance is the most important part. I’m providing both store-bought and homemade ingredient options for you. (Links are affiliate links and I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases.)

If you like store-bought:

If you like homemade:

🥄 Equipment

At the very least, you will need baking sheets and parchment paper (or a nonstick silicone liner) to bake these French fry cookies. You will also have a much easier time if you use a pastry wheel to cut the thin strips of cookie dough, but a sharp knife will do in a pinch. 

To really sell the idea of sugar cookie French fries, you’ll want to pick up some cute fast food packaging! I bought these hamburger French fry containers from Michael’s ages ago and can no longer find them online, but here are some alternate ones that look just as cute:

Hand holding a paper cup full of sugar cookie french fries

📋 Instructions

These cookies are extremely simple–especially if you use store-bought cookie dough!–so this is a great recipe to make with kids. Here’s a quick step-by-step overview, and you can find printable instructions in the recipe card below.

1. Make Sugar Cookie French Fries

Two photo collage showing how to roll out sugar cookie dough for Sugar Cookie French Fries.
  • Start with chilled cookie dough. Flour your work surface, and dust the cookie dough with flour as well.
  • Roll out the cookie dough until it is a thin layer, about 1/4-inch thick.
Two photo collage showing how to slice and bake thin cookies for Sugar Cookie French Fries.
  • Use a pizza wheel, pastry wheel, or sharp knife to cut the dough into long, thin french fry shapes
  • Bake the sugar cookie strips at 350 F for 8-10 minutes, until golden around the edges.

2. Make the Frosting “Ketchup”

Two photo collage showing the process of dying buttercream red to look like ketchup
  • Add red food coloring (I love Americolor Super Red gel) to buttercream frosting, and stir well.
  • The color will darken as it sits, so if possible let it sit for a few hours after the food coloring is added. 
  • Once the cookies are baked and cooled, portion them into paper fast food containers, put red frosting into individual cups, and enjoy! 

💡 Tips and FAQs

If the dough seems too soft: I like to roll my dough out on a large cutting board. This way, if the dough starts to become too soft or sticky during the rolling process, it can be easily transferred to the refrigerator to chill briefly.

To make ahead: The uncooked sugar cookie strips can be frozen on a baking sheet on parchment, well wrapped with cling wrap, for up to a month. The frosting can be refrigerated in an airtight container, then after it comes to room temperature, stir briefly to mix it again. 

Storing leftovers: the cookies can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to a month. The frosting can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a month. 

Close-up of a paper cup of frosting "ketchup" with a sugar cookie french fry sticking out the top

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Sugar Cookie French Fries in red french fry container with frosting "ketchup" on the side.

Sugar Cookie French Fries

5 from 9 votes
Love cookies? Love French fries? Then this is the recipe for you! Sugar Cookie French Fries are crisp, buttery cookies that look just like French fries. Serve them with frosting "ketchup" alongside Hamburger Cupcakes for a complete dessert meal!
If you prefer to make your own cookie dough, see the Notes section for links to suggested cookie and frosting recipes.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Yield 8 servings
Calories 484 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 package refrigerated sugar cookie dough, (16 oz)
  • 1 tub of vanilla frosting, (16 oz)
  • Red food coloring
CUSTOMIZE: 8 servings

Instructions
 

  • Start with chilled cookie dough. Cover your work surface with a generous dusting of flour, sprinkle the top of the cookie dough with flour as well.
  • Roll out the cookie dough until it is a thin rectangle, about 1/4-inch thick.
  • Use a pizza wheel, pastry wheel, or sharp knife to cut the dough into long, thin french fry shapes.
  • Transfer the cookie strips to a parchment-covered baking sheet, and bake the sugar cookies at 350 F for 8-10 minutes, until golden. Let them cool completely on the baking sheet.
  • Stir 2 tsp of red food coloring (I love Americolor Super Red gel) to vanilla frosting, and stir well. The color will darken as it sits, so if possible let it sit for a few hours after the food coloring is added.
  • Once the cookies are baked and cooled, portion them into paper containers, put red frosting into individual cups, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you want to make these with a homemade recipe, make one half batch of this sugar cookie dough, and use about two cups of buttercream frosting.

MEASURING TIPS

Our recipes are developed using weight measurements, and we highly recommend using a kitchen scale for baking whenever possible. However, if you prefer to use cups, volume measurements are provided as well. PLEASE NOTE: the adage “8 oz = 1 cup” is NOT true when speaking about weight, so don’t be concerned if the measurements don’t fit this formula.

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Nutrition

Calories: 484 kcal | Carbohydrates: 73 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 20 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Cholesterol: 6 mg | Sodium: 269 mg | Potassium: 103 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 56 g | Vitamin A: 21 IU | Calcium: 6 mg | Iron: 1 mg
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About Elizabeth LaBau

I’m Elizabeth, but you can call me SugarHero! I’m a former pastry chef turned blogger, cookbook author, and baking instructor, and I consider myself sugar’s #1 fan. Learn more from my About page, or connect with me on social media:

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