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April Fools Day Asparagus Cookies

Are you looking for a fun food prank for kids or Fools Day dinner prank ? These fancy April Fools Day Asparagus Cookies with White Chocolate Ganache sauce and sliced almonds will fool them all.

Cookies plated on a plate, drizzled with chocolate ganache.

updated from 2015

HOW TO MAKE APRIL FOOLS DAY ASPARAGUS FOOD PRANK

To make green asparagus stalks I used my sugar cookie dough. I plated baked cookies and drizzled them with smooth chocolate ganache (aka béchamel sauce) and sprinkled with sliced almonds on the top. Now, let me show you how you can make this fun vegetable dessert, too.

Cookies plated on a plate, drizzled with chocolate ganache.

COLOR SUGAR COOKIE DOUGH

Prepare sugar cookie dough and immediately color cookie dough with green food coloring. For brighter green I also added some yellow gel food coloring.

Kneading food color into a cookie dough.

SHAPE ASPARAGUS COOKIES

Start shaping asparagus stalks right away. Take a piece of colored cookie dough and shape it into a rope.

Cut the rope into about 4-5 inch stalks. Shape one end into a point. Gently roll one end between your fingers to shape it into a cone.

Cut up cookie rope into sections.

USE SCISSORS

Place green stalks onto a baking sheet lined with parchment. Take small sharp, food only scissors and make small incisions into the cookie dough.

First make a cross cut into the pointed end of the stalk.

And then continue making “V” cuts along the top and sides of each green stalk. Chill cookies in the fridge for 15 minutes.

Making small cut into a cookie dough with scissors.

PAINT UNBAKED COOKIES

When you look at asparagus it’s bright green, almost electric green with some brown or purple spots. To give my cookies more realistic finish I painted them with food paint.

HOW TO MAKE QUICK FOOD PAINT

To paint the unbaked cookies I used a quick food paint. I diluted little bit of brown and purple gel food coloring with water. Stir gel color with a little bit of water. Then I painted chilled cookies with brown and then little bit of purple paint. Use purple just on the rounded end and around the “V” cuts.

Painting cookies with food color.

Look at the difference! Top picture shows unpainted stalks and the bottom picture is of stalks painted with quick food paint.

Painted cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment.

BAKE PAINTED SUGAR COOKIES

Bake the cookies at 375F for 9 minutes. Allow cookies to cool before plating them.

Baked cookies on a baking sheet.

HOW TO SERVE ASPARAGUS COOKIES

I decided to serve my delicious tender asparagus cookies with white chocolate ganache (aka béchamel sauce) and almonds.

Baked cookies on a baking sheet.

WHITE CHOCOLATE GANACHE

To make ganache heat heavy cream until near boiling. Then pour cream over white chocolate and allow to sit for 2-3 minutes. Whisk cream with chocolate until smooth and homogeneous. Flavor with candy flavoring if desired. Lorann Flavoring work great. Be sure to add only few drops, if using. It’s very concentrated.

Allow ganache to cool for couple of hours.

Pouring hot cream over chocolate.

PLATE ASPARAGUS COOKIES WITH CHOCOLATE GANACHE AND ALMONDS

Plate baked and cooled asparagus cookies. Pour cooled white chocolate ganache over the top and lastly sprinkle with sliced almonds.

Pouring ganache over cookies.
Cookies plated on a plated drizzled over with ganache.

TO MAKE APRIL FOOLS DAY ASPARAGUS COOKIES DESSERT YOU NEED

  • RECIPES
  • Sugar Cookie Dough
  • TOOLS
  • Get all the tool you need in my Amazon Shop
  • Baking Sheets
  • Parchment Paper
  • Knife
  • Food Colors to color cookie dough : leaf green and lemon yellow
  • Food Colors to paint the cookies : brown, purple
  • Dropper
  • Food Only Paint Brush

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This post was originally published on March 24th, 2015. On March 28th, 2020 I updated this post with new step by step photos, written text and a video.

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