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Hamburger Cookies

 Hamburger Cookies
Just like Darlene Markel's Caramel Apple Bites (see recipe finder), Pat Carter shares a sweet treat children can help create. "My daughters and I form an assembly line to put these 'sandwich' cookies together," she reveals from Clearwater, Florida. "We have lots of fun, and the cookies taste great."
20 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 1/2 cup vanilla frosting
  • Red and green liquid or paste food coloring
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 80 vanilla wafers (about 12 ounces)
  • 40 chocolate-coated mint cookies (about 12 ounces)


  • Divide frosting into two bowls; add red food coloring to one bowl.
  • Place coconut in a resealable plastic bag; add green food coloring
  • and shake to coat.
  • Frost the bottoms of 40 vanilla wafers with white frosting; set
  • aside. Frost the bottoms of remaining wafers with red frosting.
  • Sprinkle coconut over red frosting; top with a chocolate cookie.
  • Place white-frosted wafers, frosting side down, on top of cookies.
  • Squeeze wafers together, forming sandwich cookies, and invert.
  • Yield: 40 cookies.