Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 132 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
Aug 16, 2013
Interesting and tasty.
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!
Jun 26, 2010
oh yeah, I used honey for the top bun (to put on the sesame seeds).
Jun 26, 2010
very VERY cute. kind of messy and takes a while to make, but absolutely worth the effort.
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!
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!!
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.
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"!
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
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.