Burger Cookies Recipe
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Burger Cookies Recipe

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My husband loves peppermint patties, and our son is crazy for vanilla wafers. So I put the two together to make a cool cookie that looks just like a burger. Both my guys give the recipe a thumbs-up! —Julie Wellington, Youngstown, OH
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 132 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  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.
Originally published as Hamburger Cookies in Country Woman July/August 2005, p26

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mamamarie User ID: 568814 65480
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2013

"Interesting and tasty."

Mrs_T User ID: 941931 142473
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2011

"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!"

hwdog User ID: 5202486 61944
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2010

"oh yeah, I used honey for the top bun (to put on the sesame seeds)."

hwdog User ID: 5202486 75189
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2010

"very VERY cute. kind of messy and takes a while to make, but absolutely worth the effort."

oeg1kallee User ID: 152044 75187
Reviewed May. 31, 2010

"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!"

chocHollyK User ID: 1653461 152457
Reviewed May. 30, 2010

"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!!"

BrytEyz User ID: 2759683 147591
Reviewed May. 29, 2010

"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."

BrytEyz User ID: 2759683 75185
Reviewed May. 29, 2010

"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"!"

Egiles User ID: 5184095 65479
Reviewed May. 27, 2010

"I made these when I was in 4th grade (15 years ago now!) for a demonstration speech! Fantastic recipe for kids to do obviously"

BarbaraMcCalley User ID: 1740054 152456
Reviewed May. 26, 2010

"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."

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