- 1/2 cup vanilla frosting
- Red and yellow paste or gel food coloring
- 40 vanilla wafers
- 20 peppermint patties
- 1 teaspoon corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- Place 1/4 cup frosting in each of two small bowls. Tint one red and the other yellow. Spread yellow frosting on the bottoms of 20 vanilla wafers; top with a peppermint patty. Spread with red frosting. Brush tops of the remaining vanilla wafers with corn syrup; sprinkle with sesame seeds. Place over red frosting. Yield: 20 cookies.
Reviews for Burger Cookies
"Interesting and tasty."
"I used just a tiny amount of corn syrup and applied it with a small new artists' type paint brush. Worked like a charm. I was afraid the corn syrup would be sticky, but it wasn't at all. I made yellow frosting for the mustard, but didn't have red paste coloring, so for the ketchup I used melted red candy melts. That worked perfectly. My granddaughter and I made these together and they were a huge hit at the gathering we took them to. Tasted good too!"
"oh yeah, I used honey for the top bun (to put on the sesame seeds)."
"very VERY cute. kind of messy and takes a while to make, but absolutely worth the effort."
"this was a quick fun project to make for my daughters graduation party...I cannot rate the taste- as there was not one left over for me to try!"
"Well, I haven't made it yet, just found it. But it is sooo simple and just as clever as it can be!! Great for a pot luck or family picnic!!"
"Oh, also... we use Grasshopper cookies (chocolate-dipped chocolate mint cookies) for a more consistent texture and a great "hamburger pattie" look. Make these cookies a day or two in advance so that they will soften up and become easier to eat."
"My family has been making these for 25 years, and they're always a hit. As others have mentioned, we add green-tinted coconut for "lettuce." We also use white only white frosting and call it "mayo" in order to minimize the dyes. Instead of corn syrup or egg whites, I like to heat up a little honey to make it thin and watery, then paint that on the top of the "bun" to make the sesame seeds stick. I LOVE the previous poster's suggestion to serve them with potato stick "fries" and Nickl Nip "drinks"!"
"I made these when I was in 4th grade (15 years ago now!) for a demonstration speech! Fantastic recipe for kids to do obviously"
"Just a little addition to this recipe. I have made these cookies many times; however, I dye shredded coconut with green coloring and add "lettuce" to the hamburger. Enjoy."