French Toast Sugar Cookies

by Megan on January 28, 2013

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French toast always reminds me of two things. 1. That girl in The 40-Year Old Virgin who really wanted Fraaaaaaanch toast while driving recklessly. 2. The part in Better Off Dead where the mom, who was an awful cook, made all “French” foods* for the foreign exchange student/hottie. I need to watch more 80’s movies with John Cusak in them. And I need to make these cookies again immediately. Oui oui!

*French bread. French Toast. French Fries. French dressing.

French Toast Sugar Cookies // take a megabite

So let’s have all the sugar cookies that are a breakfast remix. Pancake and French toast cookies galore! And we can eat them for breakfast since they’re a maple miracle.

P.S. Dana said these taste like brown sugar pop tarts and they TOTALLY do. And that kind of pop tart is my favorite right after s’mores.

French Toast Sugar Cookies // take a megabite

French Toast Sugar Cookies (makes 27+)
Recipe adapted from The Minimalist Baker

Ingredients:

cookies –

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1/4 t kosher salt
  • 1 t cinnamon

frosting –

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 T maple syrup
  • 2-3 t milk, or to desired consistency
  • cinnamon for sprinkling

Directions:

  1. Cream butter and sugar together with an electric mixer. Add egg and beat until combined. Whisk together dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Alternately add milk and dry ingredients to the butter mixture while mixing on medium. Add vanilla and mix until combined. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile preheat oven to 375F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface until about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into squares and pinch the top to make the squares appear like bread. Bake for 10-11 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  3. Make frosting by creaming the butter and one cup of powdered sugar together. Add remaining powdered sugar, salt, and maple syrup. Beat in milk one teaspoon at a time until frosting is fluffy and spreadable. Spread on cooled cookies. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Yay! Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipe above.

French Toast Sugar Cookies // take a megabite

Frost those cookies! Live your life!

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Sara @ The Cozy Herbivore January 28, 2013 at 7:42 am

S’mores poptarts are seriously, seriously the best ever. So glad we feel the same way about this important topic.

These cookies are just so stinkin’ cute, it hurts a little. I may have broken my squee over them. I’m loving this dessert food as cookies kick you’re on– could a whole breakfast cookie party be far behind? (Hope not…)

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Megan January 29, 2013 at 11:21 am

Yeah man, I’m glad we agree about poptart flava flaves!

And thanks! Oh man, a cookie brunch? Hell yes.

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cindy January 28, 2013 at 8:36 am

ah, so cute! I love that these taste like my fave poptart–which maybe makes sense since my favorite french toast tastes like a churro. dessert and breakfast are switching outfits and I love it!

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Megan January 29, 2013 at 11:22 am

Yes! Cinnamon + Suga fo lyfe.

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dana January 28, 2013 at 11:57 am

So glad you liked these, friend! Such a cute presentation : ) Brav-itty bravo.

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Megan January 29, 2013 at 11:22 am

Thank YOU for having awesome cookie skillz.

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Laura Dembowski January 28, 2013 at 2:54 pm

These cookies are so cute! Plus if they taste like brown sugar pop tarts, I’m totally in :)

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Megan January 29, 2013 at 11:22 am

Yeah! I bet you’d love these, Laura!

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Sydney @ Crepes of Wrath January 28, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Your foot styling always blows my mind. So clean and pretty and unique! I am going to make these and pour milk over them and eat them like French Toast Crunch ;)

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Megan January 29, 2013 at 11:23 am

Shucks, Sydney! <3 Thank you so much! And yes, treating these like cereal is totally encouraged.

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Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe January 28, 2013 at 6:18 pm

Yes yes, I definitely want these. With extra frosting!

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Megan January 29, 2013 at 11:23 am

With all the frosting!

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Abbe@This is How I Cook January 28, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Frosting? Did someone say frosting? Poptarts? Once a kid, always a kid!

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Megan January 29, 2013 at 11:24 am

For real. Poptarts for all!

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Sarah January 28, 2013 at 7:27 pm

HAHAHAH the chick from 40 yr old version! I always think of that too! I love your toast shaped cookies – genius idea!

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Megan January 29, 2013 at 11:24 am

haha Yes!!

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Monica January 28, 2013 at 11:10 pm

French toast + sugar cookies = the perfect combination. Add a glass of almond milk on the side and you’ve got a well rounded breakfast, am I right?

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Megan January 29, 2013 at 11:24 am

For sure. Breakfast cookies = brookies, I bet!

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NicoleD January 29, 2013 at 3:04 pm

These are the cutest cookies! Oh my goodness, Better Off Dead! Ricky! Ricky! Haha, great movie. It’s a wonder that movie didn’t put people off of becoming foreign exchange students. John Cusak was king of the 80’s for sure.

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jordan January 29, 2013 at 4:29 pm

! you made them look like bread! i love it. im also making your cobb salad tonight w. salmon and feta. yum. also. love your site!

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