Kids will be smitten with these cookies that mimic the look of french fries, complete with jam as “ketchup” for dunking.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
10 tbsp sugar, plus more for sprinkling
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup strawberry jam
Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment. In a medium bowl, combine the flour and salt.
With a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy, about 2 min. Beat in the egg, then beat in the vanilla until well blended. With mixer on low, beat in flour mixture until just combined. Divide dough into 2 equal pieces and shape each into rough rectangle. Wrap each in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375°F. On lightly floured surface, roll out each piece of dough into a ¼-inch-thick, 4-inch-wide rectangle. Place on cookie sheets. Bake 9–10 min., until set but not fully baked.
With a chef’s knife or pizza cutter, cut dough to form skinny, 4-inch-long “fries.” If desired, sprinkle a little sugar over dough. Bake another 7 min., until crisp and golden brown. Cool on wire rack. Serve with the jam for dipping.