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These delicious cookies look just like hamburgers

Cookies that look like hamburgers
Cookies that look like hamburgers
Sherry Smith-Noble

Hamburger cookies? Could it be? Just a glance at these may leave you with the wrong impression. They are not what they appear! (And they’re not Crabby Patties either – a mistake made by many Sponge Bob fans!) Make these for kids, for parties, or just because they taste so good!

So what are they? Not two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun – but they sure look like it and everyone loves them. So if you’re going to a special gathering or just want to have fun, here’s a great recipe to make. Kids are thrilled when they see these – they are just the right size, have that oh-so-tempting allure, and are darned good to eat.

What makes this recipe even better is that it’s really just an assembly job. You can buy all of the components (even the frosting if you don’t want to make your own), and put it all together. You will enjoy making them because they are so cute!

Hamburger Cookie Recipe

Ingredients for Hamburger Cookies:

  • 1 box vanilla wafers
  • 1 bag York’s Peppermint patties (or any other kind of chocolate-covered mint patty)
  • 1 bag sweetened coconut
  • 1 can vanilla frosting (if you want to make your own frosting, see the recipe below)
  • Red, green, and yellow food coloring (gel food coloring works best, as it doesn’t add liquid and gives you more vivid colors)
  • Sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions for making Hamburger Cookies:

Place the coconut in a large plastic bag, add a few drops of green food coloring and shake. (This is your lettuce.)

Add red food coloring to half of the can of frosting. Add yellow food coloring to the other half.(This is your ketchup and mustard.)

Assemble the “hamburgers” by putting a little red or yellow frosting on the flat side of a vanilla wafer, put a peppermint patty on top, put a little more red frosting (or yellow, if you prefer) on the patty, add a little green food coloring (if you need to, add another dab of frosting so the whole thing sticks together). Top it off by putting the flat side of a vanilla wafer over the coconut. Brush the top vanilla wafer with just a little butter and sprinkle with just a few sesame seeds. Viola – a deliciously deceptive dessert!

(From Betty Crocker recipes)

Vanilla Frosting Recipe:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • Milk –enough to make a somewhat thick paste

Whip together well. Color with gel food coloring for better texture and coloring.