Burger Cookies Recipe
- 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
- 1. 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.
1 each: 132 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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."
"The bottom bun looks better if you turn it over so that the flat side is down and the icing is on the rounded side. Also, I use red and green icing to make it look like ketchup and lettuce. Egg whites instead of the corn syrup works great. These sell great at bake sales. Most people say they are too cute to eat!"
"hi all,this is one of the cutest recipes i have seen!!will try them for my spouses bus kids one day.he has about 75 reg. riders,and take cookies mostly once a week for them,has the best behaved kids also on his routes...wonder why!!and guess who gets them ready??small cookies they get two,and big cookies one.is'nt it amazing how many recipes for cookies there is out there??fall soon here so time to start with all our pumpkin recipes!!happy baking gals and guys!!!sauceen"
"You can also tint coconut green and place between the layers to look like lettuce. I did this when my now 25 year old was in pre-school. I use chocolate mint cookies and placed them in a hot oven far a few seconds to melt the chocolate, then placed the coconut and a vanilla wafer on top. The heated chocolate holds them all together. A slightly wet finger brushed across the top of the cookie will also hold the sesame in place. I put these in small bags with wax bottles of juice (the old dime store type) and canned, fried potato strings. Looks like a full meal!"
"You can use the egg white if you don't mind raw egg."
"I would think the corn syrup is only for the seeds sticking, but I would think the eggwhite would be just as good, without adding anymore sweetness. Not that a tsp. of syrup is that much, but still an added sweetness just the same."
"I have made these many times and like others did the coconut. I have used egg white vs. corn syrup on the top for the seeds. Does the corn system give a different flavor?"
"scrapah1, that is great idea! Those would make the perfect Krabby Patty dessert for a kids party. Well done!"
"I made these yesterday with one addition: lettuce. I used shredded coconut that I tinted with green food coloring. Here's how I made them: I placed half the wafers upside down and piped Wilton's yellow paste in a circle near the edge of the cookie so that when the patty is pressed onto it the paste squeezes out slightly so it is visible. I then placed a patty on each. Then I placed the rest of the wafers upside down and piped Wilton's red paste on them the same way. I preheated the oven to 350 degrees and place the cookies with the patties into the oven for 30 seconds to soften them up. Then I took them out and sprinkled the green tinted coconut on them, making sure it hangs off the side a little bit. I pressed the coconut down into the slightly melted chocolate and put the top of the hamburger on each. Then I brushed corn syrup on them and sprinkled the sesame seeds."
"I have a friend who made these; she also tinted coconut green and spinkled on top of the pepperment patty - looks like lettuce. Love this idea!"
"I am having a SpongeBob birthday party for my son and these will be perfect "Krabby Patties""