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Burger Cookies

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 cookies


  • 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.

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  • Jamie
    Jun 20, 2020

    Fun to make, I used homemade frosting, takes a few to get the hang of getting them to stay on the wafer and the just right amount of frosting. Cute idea

  • mamamarie
    Aug 16, 2013

    Interesting and tasty.

  • Mrs_T
    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
    Jun 26, 2010

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

  • hwdog
    Jun 26, 2010

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

  • oeg1kallee
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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