Happy National French Fry Day – Hip Hip Hooray
Happy National French Fry Day! I’m so excited to share these cookies with you. They’re super cute and simple to make and they work because who doesn’t like a good French fry and a good sugar cookie? Well, you can have the best of both worlds. A sugar cookie that looks exactly like a French fry!
They’re super simple to make and I’m ready to show you how so grab your cookie dough and royal icing and let’s get started!
You only need one color of royal icing and a few sprinkles to make these cookies. If you’re looking for a project for the kids this is the cookie for you. I know they’re out of school for the summer and looking for fun things to do. This is the cookie to make with them because after all it is National French Fry Day, but the best part is you only have to make one color of royal icing. Add a few sugar sprinkles and it will look like an amazing french fry. It’s the sweetest fry on earth! Let’s get started.
How to Make Happy National French Fry Day Sugar Cookies:
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- Candle Cookie Cutter by Ann Clark
- Candle Cookie Cutter
- Use your Bench Scraper to cut straight cookie lines for the shoestring fries. They don’t have to be the same size just try to cut them straight.
Royal Icing Colors:
- Ivory- Americolor Ivory and a touch of Americolor Chocolate Brown– outline and flood consistencies or you can use 15- Second Royal Icing for the entire cookie
- Turkey Lacer
- Tipless decorating bags from The Flour Box, or The Cookie Countess
- Decorating tips- #2 for each of the outline and flood royal icing
- Cookie Turntable Swivel for Cookies and the Mini Mat
- Fan to dry your cookies
- White Sprinkles like Wilton Sparkling Sugar
How to Make Simple French Fry Cookies Video:
Here is a video to see how to make all three types of French fry cookies. I hope you and the kiddos have as much fun making them as I had.
French Fry Cookies with a Simple Birthday Candle Cookie Cutter:
Bake your Cookies:
- Start with your sugar cookie recipe and cut out your candle shapes.
- Trim off the flame of the candle before you bake them so the cookies will look like french fries. Easy right?
- I like working with chilled cookie dough because you can work with it and it’ll maintain its french fry shape. If you don’t use chilled cookie dough, it’s easy to mess up the shape if you handle the dough. I’m a rough-and-tumble kind of person so freezing them for about 15 minutes works for me.
- Begin by baking your sugar cookies and letting them cool off completely before you decorate them. If you decorate while the cookies are warm your royal icing won’t work well with the warmth. Letting them cool to room temperature works.
- Once you’ve made your cookies it’s time to color your royal icing. Mix a little Americolor Ivory and a very tiny amount of Chocolate Brown Food Gel Colors to make the french fry cookie color.
Color Your Royal Icing:
- Place your royal icing into a decorating bag and get ready to have fun decorating.
- You can use a tipless decorating bag by cutting a small amount off the end of the bag and start outlining your french fry cookies or you can cut off a little more of the bag and add a tip like a PME #2 tip. I’m loving the tipless bags and I enjoy decorating without the tip, however, I’m totally into using the tips lately. I’m not really sure why other than I feel as if they give me more control, but do whatever makes you feel more comfortable. This is your cookie so embrace it!
Let the Decorating Begin:
- Once you’re ready to begin, outline the french fries and flood every other section. If you’re afraid your royal icing will sink as it dries, you can use your outline consistency to pipe a zig-zag line to help support the flood consistency so it will dry nice and flat.
- Pipe the outline royal icing before you flood and then flood immediately add a few White Sprinkles like Wilton Sparkling Sugar.
- Let the royal icing dry until the surface crusts over which should take about ten minutes if you place them in front of a fan. The fan will also help your icing dry with a nice shine instead of a matte finish.
- Next, flood the rest of the sections and let your cookies dry.
Airbrush the Four Corners:
- Airbrush the four corners with The Cookie Countess Totally Brown Airbrush Color.
- You don’t have to airbrush a lot because we’re trying to make them look like real French fries.
- Lightly airbrush the corners and then hold the airbrush gun above the french fry cookies and lightly do a quick spray to tone down the ivory-colored royal icing. It’ll make your cookies look more like real french fries.
- Remember, lightly spray over them without targeting one area. You can see how to do this in the video if you want a visual.
French Fry Cookies with Ann Clark’s Birthday Candle Cookie Cutter:
- If you like Ann Clark’s cookie cutter and want to decorate it the process is simple. Just follow the directions above.
- Don’t forget to trim off the flame of the candle before you bake them.
Other than that, use the same steps to make these French fry cookies.
Shoestring French Fry Cookies:
- It’s time for the shoestring french fry cookies so get ready. The decorating process is the same as the two cookies above, there’s one big difference there isn’t a cutter for these. To make them use a knife, pizza cutter, or a bench scraper to cut strips in your unbaked cookie dough.
- Personally, I used a bench scraper to cut them and I enjoyed the process because the bench scraper has a nice straight edge so all you have to do is push it into the chilled cookie dough.
- Then, trim them into different lengths so they’ll resemble real french fries.
- Next, decorate them by outlining and flooding them.
- Add a few white sanding sugar sprinkles while the flood icing is wet.
- Place them in front of a fan to let them dry.
- Airbrush the corners.
- Then, hold the airbrush over all of the cookies and lightly spray so they’ll get that simple baked look.
You’re all done with your french fry cookies. All that’s left is eating them and I know you all can handle that part on your own. Again, this is a great cookie project for kids and I know you’ll have fun decorating. Hope you enjoy National French Fry Day!