Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fool's "Hamburger Cookies"

 Happy April Fool's Day! Practically every days feels like April Fool's at my home because my husband is such a joker. Let's just say that I've had cold water poured on me while I was showering several times! After school today the kids and I made these cute "Hamburger Cookies" that are actually sweet treats. You may not really fool anyone, but we think they are cute and funny and they taste good! Recipe from

24 vanilla wafer cookies
12 small peppermint patties
4-6 drops green food coloring
12 medium green gumdrops, sliced* 
2 Tbs. sesame seeds
4 small rolls of apricot fruit roll-ups -OR- 12 red Dots candies (optional)**
1/2 cup flaked coconut
  1. Place the coconut and food coloring in a small bowl with a lid (I used plastic wrap over a small bowl). Shake until all the coconut is covered. Set aside.
  2. Place 12 vanilla wafers flat side up on a plate. Unwrap 12 peppermint patties and place them on top of the wafers.
  3. Unwrap the fruit roll-ups (optional) and cut into squares. Place on top of all of the patties to look like cheese. Place the sliced gumdrops, sticky side up, on top of that (or spread a little frosting). Add the coconut.
  4. Place the other half of the wafers on top of the coconut. With a small pastry or paint brush, paint a VERY small amount of water on the tops of the cookies. Finally, shake or sprinkle a small amount of sesame seeds over the wafers.
NOTE: *I omitted the green gumdrops and used vanilla frosting instead (3 Tbs. softened butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, a little vanilla and milk) to help the coconut stick.
**I also added a small dot of frosting on the bottom of the peppermint patty to help it stick together. Instead of the fruit roll-up, I used red Dots candy to make tomatoes. I cut each Dot into 3 slices with a serrated knife and placed 3 "tomatoes" on each.


Jeremy said...

Can't wait to try these out!

Jeremy said...

I'm always signed in as Jeremy, but it's me hillary :)

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