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Hamburger Cookies Recipe

Hamburger Cookies Recipe

Just like Darlene Brenden'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."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:20 servings


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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.

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awomanintx User ID: 8193078 248109
Reviewed May. 12, 2016

"My kids and I made these years ago. They are absolutely adorable. We dyed the coconut green to resemble lettuce, and used yellow frosting rather than white, to look like mustard. Kids of all ages love them."

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 20570
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2013

"These are a hit with kids AND adults! Make a great tail gaiting snack. Also great using small peppermint patties for the burger. Great when kept cool in the ice chest!"

ERBK2 User ID: 5385735 21641
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2009

"I failed to mention in my other review that I brushed the tops with some corn syrup and sprinkled sesame seeds on top. Makes them took more like sesame seed buns."

ERBK2 User ID: 5385735 202351
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2009

"Not only are they cute but really make a hit with children."

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