Friday, June 17, 2011

Desserts for Dudes : Fried Chicken Cookies !

So, here's our family chicken story.....
You know how we all ask questions to little kids, like, "What's your favorite color?" or "What do you want to be when you grow up?"  Well, kiddo was about 6 or 7 and a friend was asking him all of these questions....

She got to "What's your FAVORITE food?"  I'm pretty sure he said Skittles.  Next, she asked, "What do you think is the GROSSEST food?"

A horrified look crossed his face, he shivered a little, and said:
"Chicken....with the BONE in it."
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Apparently, a kid in his class had a lot of leftover fried chicken in his lunchbox and our little sheltered kiddo had spent all his life (well, 6 years) eating boneless chicken breast.

So, that's our chicken story. 

Kiddo aside, I think meat on the bone is definitely MAN FOOD. Not that I'm opposed to a giant turkey leg at the Renaissance Festival, but I sure don't feel ladylike eating it. ;)
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Maybe you'll want to make some fried chicken leg cookies for your man for Father's day.  They're really simple...let me show you how.

Psst...this is the secret ingredient...

Here's what you'll need:
  • chicken leg shaped cookies (I used a template)
  • royal icing tinted with AmeriColor Super Black, Gold mixed with Chocolate Brown, and Bright White
  • disposable icing bags
  • squeeze bottles
  • #3 icing tip
  • toothpicks
  • small paintbrush
  • cornflakes
  • and, optional, a KFC bucket :) 
 
With a #3 tip, outline the chicken leg in black. I used a #3 tip because I really wanted the outline to show.

Thin the white & brown/gold icings (reserve a bit for later) with water, a little at a time, until it is the consistency of thick syrup.  Cover with a damp dishtowel and let sit several minutes.

Stir gently with a rubber spatula to pop any large air bubbles that have formed. Transfer to squeeze bottles.

 
Flood the chicken leg with the thinned icings.  Use a toothpick to guide into corners and edges and to pop and air bubbles.
 

Let sit overnight.

The next day, mix 1/2 teaspoon meringue powder with 1/2 teaspoon of water.  With a small paintbrush, brush the mixture onto the "meat" part of the chicken.  Sprinkle on crushed cornflakes.  Press lightly to adhere.
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Let dry for 15-30 minutes.  Pop into a bucket from KFC...they'll sell you an empty for only 25 cents!

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You know what would be really good with fried chicken cookies?  Mashed potato cupcakes! ;)

{Oh! And speaking of meat on a stick, I'm in LOVE with these corndog cookies from Munchkin Munchies!}

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Make 'em for your favorite dude!

108 comments:

  1. These are so cute and perfect for dad's day!

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  2. Lovly! Well, can man food be "lovely?" Maybe I should say "freaking awesome." That sounds manly enough. Btw - I think my 4 yo would pass out if he were told to eat chicken on a bone! lol

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  3. You're killing me with this one! Soooo creative and fun. A flash of brilliance on your part. Kudos to you Bridget :)

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  4. OMG! Those are finger lickin' cute! You inspire me. Thanks

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  5. you know I LOOOOOVE these!!! they just make me giggle!!....one of my favorites you've done B!!!

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  6. Bridget!!! Seriously?!? These are so stinking creative!!

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  7. WOVVV NEFİS..TURKIYEDEN SEVGILER:)))))))))))

    ZEYNEP
    http://tatlczeynep.blogspot.com/

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  8. OMG! Too cool! You are so creative.

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  9. ...lol...Cute story! :o)

    ...And I have to admit, when I saw your update and it read "Fried Chicken Cookies", I seriously thought you went off the deep end. *giggle* But these are nothing like what I had visioned, which was actual 'chicken in cookies' *shudders*... These are too cute and no bones! lol ;o)

    ...As always, thank you for sharing!

    ...Blessings... :o)

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  10. These are HILARIOUS and I know the perfect person to make them for! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

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  11. Potentially the cutest cookie I've ever seen. Amazing.

    megmacdesigns.blogspot.com

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  12. These are fabulous! I think I love funny cookies even more then pretty ones!!can't wait to see what's next!

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  13. Food shaped and decorated like other food is the best and THESE cookies RULE!! Ah.mazing.

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  14. My guys would lurve these. They're dark meat kinda guys. ; )

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  15. EEEEKKKK These are soooooo cute. Must give it a try. :)

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  16. Those are SO cute! I love clever cookies like this.

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  17. these cookies just made our night!!

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  18. You always create the coolest cookies! Love these!

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  19. Definitely one of the cutest cookies ever! :)

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  20. BEST cookies ever!!!! Love them!! You are amazing my dear!!

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  21. These are so cool. I love them.

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  22. super cute! you are a genius!^^

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  23. Bridget, you creativity puts me to shame. ;) I never thought I would say that fried chicken cookies were beatiful, but they are. Amazing.

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  24. These are adorable! I can just picture my husband's face if he got those as dessert on Father's Day! :)

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  25. Oh my gosh Bridget, I think these are the cutest cookies I have ever seen!! I love the cornflake "skin!" Brilliant!!

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  26. I saw these on FB today, I must say I will have to make these with my children for my sons BD party, you have just given e the next theme! Summer Farm Picnic! I'll do a milk bottle bowling,egg toss,apple bobbing, potato salad, cold fried chicken, your adorable fried chicken cookies,and lemonade... and you'll help me stay on budget,whoohoo!
    http://www.themochamartha.com

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  27. Now I want to make some fried chicken for dinner. These are adorable!!!!

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  28. Oh. My. Goodness. Those are adorable! You are a cookie genius!

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  29. Seriously laughing out loud... I LOVE your child!! And these cookies are so darn creative and fun... just brilliant girl!

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  30. THAT made me laugh so hard that both of my kiddos came running to see what tickled my fancy.

    Now WE ALL are in love with these! You are brilliant my love!

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  31. You are so creative! Sidenote- a co-worker of mine just went to a wedding catered by KFC!

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  32. What a clever idea!!! Love the story too :)

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  33. These are just awesome! We love them!

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  34. Adorable! So creative! Love that story too!

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  35. wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww ma sono splendidi!!!complimenti!!!ciao!

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  36. Those are absolutely the cutest cookies ever! It makes me want to actually go try flood frosting:-)

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  37. You are so absolutely talented - over and over and over again. I adore these cookies and agree with your kiddo;chicken with bones (any meat with bones) is disgusting! Cookies with Frosted Flakes, not so much...yum! Destiny

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  38. Adorable cookies!!You are so creative. I think my little girl is the weirdest child ever...she loves chicken with bones!!

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  39. OMG!
    I gotta get outta here!
    I just hollared for G to roll in my OXYGEN tank!
    I'm passing out!
    CLONK!
    Need OXYGEN now!
    The cuteness is just too much!
    Passed out!
    Bye!!!!!!!!!!!!
    xo

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  40. AHHHHHH!!!! The men in my house would die for cookies like this!!!! HOW ADORABLE!!

    everything you do makes me smile, thanks for being soo awesome!

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  41. That is the coolest idea, great cookies!!!

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  42. Those are brilliant! You never disappoint. :-) Thank you

    janet

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  43. These are awesome. I'm curious how the corn flakes taste with the cookie... I may have to try this sometime.
    -Stephanie

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  44. That's HYSTERICAL!! Love it!!! :)

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  45. Oh my gosh - those are too cute. And it has been FOREVER since I've had KFC, but seeing that bucket made me hungry for an extra crispy chicken leg!

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  46. Hands down best cookie idea EVER! SSMILING EAR TO EAR!

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  47. My goodness these are so adorable! How utterly creative!

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  48. Unbelievable...in a good way! You are AMAZING! They are so cute! I'll definately be making these one day:)

    Quite a creative genius you are!!!

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  49. You really are so innovative...love the cookie and the idea and yes, love chicken with a bone in it!

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  50. I love these fried chicken cookies - they are so beautiful! You are so talented and creative. Kudos!

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  51. Wow, this cookie is awesome!! Thank you very much for sharing this awesome recipe.

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  52. UNBELIEVABLY CREATIVE!!!! Love these cookies.....they are soooo fun!!! Love your blog, always!!!

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  53. You are truly a creative riot! Absolutely love these cookies and have no doubt that they will be popping up everywhere now. I'll be willing to bet that if Kiddo was still in school he'd be loading his lunch box up with these. Fabulous cookie Bridget!

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  55. Sorry for the mistake above. What I'd like to say:
    Wow, how great for the tall and small male in the house. I think they'll like them a lot :)

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  56. This is so brilliant! My dad loves cookies. He loves fried chicken. Put 'em together and he'll be IN love!

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  57. omg, i hate any meat on a bone too! love these cookies!

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  58. These are awesome. Can't wait to try making them.

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  59. Bridget, Thanks SO much for the mention of my corn dog cookies...I just noticed it:) I sure appreciate your support, and your inspiration! Have a wonderful weekend, Sue:)

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  60. My youngest daughter was the same way about bones. She said one time, "Bones are so gross. I wonder if God thinks they are gross too and that's why he created skin to cover them!?" At 14 she still hates chicken with a bone! These are ADORABLE!

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  61. I love that story AND the cookies!

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  62. I love that story AND the cookies!

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  63. That is amazing, just love that idea. So unique and adorable. PS since I'm (the only one in the family) gluten intolerant... I make fried chicken with corn flakes in real life LOL

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  64. You are a genius. These are amazing.

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  65. I LOVE THESE COOKIES! I have made turkey leg cupcakes using the cornflakes, but never thought about it on cookies. Love that you put them in the bucket too.

    p.s. I'm a new follower and I am lovin' your blog!

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  66. I'm a big fan of cookies and cakes that look like savory snacks, this is one of the cutest things I've seen. I love the added touch of the kfc bucket. Brilliant!

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  67. Very creative!! I didn't find your blog in time for Father's Day but there's always "Just Because Day." I love the KFC bucket..LOL

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  68. I personally think the KFC bucket should be mandatory! :) It's a cute finishing touch!

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  69. I'm 34 and I am in complete agreement with your son. Chicken on the bone is gross. Actually, any meat on the bone kind of grosses me out. Chicken wings? They're the WORST!

    Adorable cookies, though. :-)

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  70. Ooooooh you just made my day!!!

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  71. OMG! Aren't these the best 'men'tastic cookies?! I still suck at cookie decorating but maybe next year.

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  72. Love the "breading" idea! I posted a link on ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com, of course.

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  73. These are just adorable, Bridget! I am not a fan of chicken legs, but my husband always wants to make them. So, I agree, they are man food indeed.

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  74. Bridget, like seriously how do you think of these things? Girl you are so creative. The corn flakes are genius!

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  75. LOL! This is hilarious! My hubby loves KFC! You really come up with the cutest cookies!

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  76. Bridget can i just say that you are a Genious! Those cookies are unreal! Amazing design!

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  77. Lovely! and delicious too ( I supose ...) You are amazing!
    Andrea.

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  78. HOW CUTE IS THIS!??!

    I cannot wait to try this! Looks like a lot of fun to have with kids or even some friends to come over and make these!

    We just started following you!

    You will def. be on our every day lookout! Love your blog so colorful and cheery!

    Love,

    http://chickswholovetoeat.blogspot.com/

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  79. these are precious! i just happened upon your blog and i love it!

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  80. These are just adorable! I saw these on pinterest and didn't even realize they were yours... Though, I *should* have! You're just brilliant, Bridget! :)

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  81. my favorite dude will LOVE these!!

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  82. Are you kidding me with these? THIS IS SO CUTE!!!

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  83. A pretty good recipe. I am impressed with the beautiful results, congratulations. I put forward on my French blog with a link to this article.

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  84. Oh! This looks so good. I wanna try this at home.

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  85. this is THE cutest idea EVERRRR!! thank you!!! going to make this for my son's class, Thanksgiving treats!!
    exCITED!!! thanks!! rena

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  86. Seriously! This is really a great idea! It really looks like KFC's hot and spicy chicken recipe. I'll definitely try to make this for my dad. Thanks again!

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  87. Those cookies are soooo adorable. I can't wait to try them. Thank you so much for sharing your great ideas.

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  88. I am 150% sure that i'm not pregnant, but I seriously clicked onto here thinking that these might be fried chicken flavored cookies...I am more tired than I thought. They still look great though!

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  90. I live minutes within the "Big Chicken" in Marietta, GA and I must say these are impressive! I absolutely love your creativity :)

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  91. seriously, too cute. What a great gift idea!!!

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  92. These are so cute I can't stand it! I wish I were cookie talented and could make these!

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  93. Just came across this today -- tell Kiddo that chicken with a bone in it is in my opinion, one of the grossest foods too! My whole family gives me such a hard time about that -- but yuck! No wonder we love you guys so much -- you get us!! This idea is too cute -- you are the most talented of all my friends! Love you all!!!

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  94. I was thinking about 4" for the size of my template. Does that sound appropriate? LOVE this idea for Father's Day. Great job!

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  96. I did these for my friend for her birthday as she is obsessed with KFC and she loved them! Everyone in the school including teachers were saying how good they looked and tasted. People love them so much that they have been requesting them for their birthdays. Brilliant idea and everyone will love them. Thank you!:-)

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