April Fool's Day recipe: French Fry Cookies April Fool's Day recipe: French Fry Cookies

Photography: Edward Pond | Food Styling: Rosemarie Superville | Props Styling: Maggi Jones

Since this recipe makes plenty of classic sugar cookies, you'll have enough to fill the cookie jar, too.

  • Portion size 60 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine




In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt ; stir into butter mixture in 3 additions.

Divide dough in half; flatten into rectangles. Wrap each in plastic wrap; refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

On lightly floured surface, roll out each half of dough into 9- x 4-1/2-inch (23 x 11 cm) rectangle. Cut crosswise into scant 1/2-inch (1 cm) wide french-fry shapes. Place, 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined or greased rimless baking sheets.

Topping: Brush cookies with egg; sprinkle with sugar. Bake in top and bottom thirds of 350°F (180°C) oven, rotating and switching pans halfway through, until light golden on bottoms and edges, about 10 minutes. Let cool for 1 minute on pans on racks. Transfer to racks; let cool. (Make-ahead: Store layered between waxed paper in airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month.)

Complete your April Fool's Day feast with our recipes for Raspberry Ketchup, Pineapple Fish Sticks and Apple Coleslaw.



Nutritional facts Per cookie: about

  • Sodium 21 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 56.0
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Cholesterol 12 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 8 g


  • Iron 2.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
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April Fool's Day recipe: French Fry Cookies