Total TimePrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.
Makes22 sandwich cookies
- 1 package (17-1/2 ounces) sugar cookie mix
- 2 drops yellow food coloring, optional
- 1-1/2 cups peanut butter chips, chopped
- 3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- 5 to 6 drops green food coloring
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2-2/3 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1/2 cup baking cocoa
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Prepare cookie dough according to package directions; add yellow food coloring if desired. Stir in peanut butter chips. Shape into 1-1/4-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with a glass. Bake at 375° for 9-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
- Place coconut in a plastic bag; sprinkle 5-6 drops green food coloring into bag and shake until color is evenly distributed.
- In a small bowl, cream butter until smooth. Add the confectioners' sugar, cocoa, milk and vanilla; beat until smooth. Frost the bottoms of 22 cookies; sprinkle with coconut. Top with remaining cookies and gently squeeze together.
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Sep 12, 2010
I made these for a potluck and they were a hit once people realized they were cookies and not meat filled. Yes, they look like hamburgers! I had to tint extra coconut to finish the cookies and the mixture only made 18 total. Also, since it was a potluck I chose not to add the peanut butter chips in case of allergies. Delicious and fun, I will certainly make these again!