French Toast Sugar Cookies

French Toast Sugar Cookies // take a megabite

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


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


  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!

21 thoughts on “French Toast Sugar Cookies”

  1. 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…)

  2. 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!

  3. 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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