Sugar Cookie French Fries

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Love cookies? Love French fries? Then this is the recipe for you! Sugar Cookie French Fries combine two fun foods into one super cute and easy dessert. Perfect for kids and adults alike, these are a great way to celebrate April Fool’s Day, Father’s Day, and anytime you crave buttery, crispy sugar cookies!

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 try not to take my dessert-making too seriously, and just play with my food sometimes. 

You can’t get much more playful than Sugar Cookie French Fries (paired with Hamburger Cupcakes, of course)! These sugar cookies are beyond easy, but their french fry look-alike shape makes them WAY more fun than the typical round cookie. 

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 biggest draw. I’m providing both store-bought and homemade ingredient options for you:

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 fries. 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 can 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 what you do:

To Make the Sugar Cookie French Fries:

Four photo collage showing the process of rolling out sugar cookie dough and cutting it into french fry strips

  1. Start with chilled cookie dough. Flour your work surface, and dust the cookie dough with flour as well.
  2. Roll out the cookie dough until it is a thin layer, about 1/4-inch thick.
  3. Use a pizza wheel, pastry wheel, or sharp knife to cut the dough into long, thin french fry shapes
  4. Bake the sugar cookie strips at 350 F for 8-10 minutes, until golden.

To Make the Frosting “Ketchup”:

Two photo collage showing the process of dying buttercream red to look like ketchup

  1. Add red food coloring (I love Americolor Super Red gel) to buttercream frosting, and stir well.
  2. 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! 

💡 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 french fry container
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Sugar Cookie French Fries

Love cookies? Love French fries? Then this is the recipe for you! Sugar Cookie French Fries combine two fun foods into one super cute and easy dessert. Perfect for kids and adults alike, these are a great way to celebrate April Fool's Day, Father's Day, and anytime you crave buttery, crispy sugar cookies! Serve them with 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 Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package refrigerated sugar cookie dough (16 oz)
  • 1 tub of vanilla frosting (16 oz)
  • Red food coloring

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!

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.

Nutrition

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