April Fools Doritos

April Fools Day is one of my favorite food holidays!

Even if my kids can spot my tricks a mile away these days (teens and tweens are pretty savvy), I still love to have some fun!

This year’s fun is cookies pretending to be chips!  A creative use of sugar cookie dough with the addition of chia seeds and a bit of food coloring makes a pretty convincing Dorito chip!

I had such fun making these (and they were delicious too!) 

April Fool Doritos

Adapted from The Bear Foot Baker

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

½ cup granulated sugar

1 egg

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon baking soda 

½ teaspoon vanilla

1 ¼  cups all purpose flour (additional ¼ cup if needed)

Gold gel food coloring

½ teaspoon chia seeds

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Orange gel food coloring

Gold gel food coloring 

Place the butters and sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer.  Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy.

Beat in the eggs one at a time, making sure that each egg is completely blended before adding the second.  Stir in the salt and vanilla.

Slowly add in the flour and baking soda.  Slowly add gold gel food coloring until desired color is achieved.  Stir in chia seeds.

Roll the dough very thin on a lightly floured surface.

Add orange and gold gel food coloring to the remaining sugar to resemble cheese powder.  Sprinkle the sugar over the rolled dough, then gently roll the dough once more to press the sugar into the dough.

Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into triangles.

To bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  To achieve wavy chips, flip a large muffin tin bottom side up.  Crinkle and smooth  foil and lay it over the tin, allowing some areas to dip down slightly around the cups.  Next, crumble a piece of parchment.  Unfold and lay the parchment over the foil.  Lay cookies on the parchment.

Bake in the preheated oven for 6-8 minutes or until the cookies are cooked through and just beginning to brown on the edges.  Cool completely on the pan, so the cookies retain their shape.