Chip Cookies for April Fool’s Day
I think some of you know I have a mischievous streak. I like to hide and jump out at the right moment to scare the living daylights out of people as they walk by. I know it is not nice but, it is really funny! Once I scared my oldest son so bad that he jumped on me and had me in a head lock as if he had to defend himself and all I could do was laugh. He was mad at me for days! I still, to this day, think it was one of the funniest things I have ever seen!
I hope these cookies don’t scare anyone. Yes they are cookies! I haven’t had Funyuns in years but, my hubby brought some home the other day and it hit me, I had to make Funyun cookies for April Fool’s Day! Then, I decided to make Pringles and Doritos so I could trick everyone instead of just Funyun lovers.
Just a little warning: If you are around me on April Fool’s Day, don’t eat anything I give you! You will be sorry if you do. I can’t help it. It is like I have an evil alter ego.
- Cut a few slits in each end of the foil so it will bend properly. Then, make the Pringles shape by bending it over your fingers and rounding the ends.
- Once you have it shaped, place a real chip on it to make sure the curves are right. Then,make several and place on a cookie sheet.
- Cover each form with a piece of parchment paper so the cookies don’t stick. I had to cut slits in mine to allow the cookie lay properly.
- Roll your dough thin (1/8″) and bake. I normally bake my cookies for 12 minutes and since these are so thin, they were ready in 7 minutes. Keep and eye on them and when the edges start to turn brown, remove from the oven.
For the Doritos:
- Color your dough with orange and ivory AmeriColor gels. Just add a little at a time until you reach the desired color. Roll and cut into triangles with a pizza cutter.
- Next, color granulated sugar with orange and ivory AmeriColor gel and mix. Sprinkle a thick layer over the dough but don’t cover all of it.
- Cover the back of a muffin tin with foil. Then, cover with parchment paper. Place triangles on the parchment paper. When they bake, it will be curved on the end like a real chip.
- Once the cookies cool, mix orange and brown airbrush colors and randomly spray to give some depth to the chip cookies. This step made a huge difference to the cookie Doritos.
Color your dough. I made a few and airbrushed them and liked it. Then I realized all I had to do was color the dough with lemon yellow and ivory. I don’t have the exact amounts so add a little at a time until you reach the desired color.
- Cut an oval with an egg cutter. Then, use a smaller egg cutter or a smashed football cutter to cut out the center.
- If your egg cutter are larger then real Funyuns then, cut a piece out and pinch the pieces together. Now, make the shape less perfect by smashing and pinching with your fingers. I looked at a real Funyun for this step.
- Cover the back of mini muffin pan with foil and parchment paper. Then, place the Funyun cookie over the edge of the tin and bake . I removed them before the edges turned brown.
I think I am getting softer in my old age because this year, my April Fools trick is edible. Last year, my cookies were not really cookies. They were made with clay and I also made brownies with Styrofoam. You can see how to make them here.
I hope you have a great April Fools day and don’t get tricked to badly!