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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
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.
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:
- 1 package refrigerated sugar cookie dough, or dough made from a sugar cookie boxed mix
- 1 tub of vanilla frosting
- Red food coloring
If you like homemade:
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:
- Striped snack containers (another alternative: paper food boats)
- Paper Nut Cups (also called paper souffle cups) for the frosting “ketchup.”
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
- 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.
- 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”
- 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.
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Sugar Cookie French Fries
- 1 package refrigerated sugar cookie dough, (16 oz)
- 1 tub of vanilla frosting, (16 oz)
- Red food coloring
- 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!
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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: