Thursday, March 29, 2012

Faux French Fries with Raspberry Ketchup

I saw this idea somewhere not long ago and thought it would be the perfect treat for the grands come April Fool's Day. Sugar cookies are cut to resemble french fries and baked to a golden brown. They are served in a container meant for french fries (willingly donated by your favorite fast food chain), alongside raspberry ketchup and 'icing' mayo.


Sugar Cookies / Fries:
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  3. Blend in flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. On lightly floured board, roll dough to about 3/8" thick.
  5. Cut strips to resemble french fries...about 4 inches long and with tips cut diagonally.
  6. Bake on lightly greased baking sheet at 375°F for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown.
Raspberry Ketchup:
Heat raspberry jam slightly. Force the jam through a strainer to remove the seeds.

Icing Mayo:
White icing with a touch of vanilla can pass for mayo anytime.

April Fool's Day is just around the corner. Have some fun in your kitchen!

14 comments:

  1. What a cute idea. My grands are gonna love these. Grampy probably will too.

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  2. What a cute idea. I wonder if my grands would be fried because they're not fries. (They were not thrilled with the carrots that were really cheetos. Ha!)

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  3. Love this.... so cute!! Let us know what the grands think about their faux fries!!!

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  4. This would be a perfect dessert for an idea I saw on Facebook last night: meatloaf with mashed potatoes and a cherry on top - baked in muffin cups to look like yummy cupcakes.

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  5. Oops! Make that a cherry tomato on top!

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  6. Very cool! Let us know what they thought...it would be quite a surprise to the palette when you think that you're going to be eating fries.

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  7. I saw something like this using sponge cake and a crinkle cutter. That one didn't have the condiments. Love fun food!

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  8. I am so going to do this for my familey that is a great idea for "dessert" before dinner:)

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  9. Oh what fun - love this creative idea!

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  10. And I was fooled. I am such a savory person...and it totally caught me off guard. Nice try Judy.

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  11. You gave me my 'smile of the day' !! Such fun !

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  12. So cute! I love this idea, thank you for sharing it!

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