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!