Make these adorable Hamburger Cookies for a tasty treat that’s fun to look at and good to eat! These wonderful cookies combine vanilla, chocolate, and coconut flavors for a confection that’s almost too cute to eat!

Hamburger Cookies

Ingredients you will need:

  • Coconut
  • 20 thin chocolate cookies (Girl Scout Thin Mints or Keebler Grasshopper)
  • Green food coloring
  • 40 vanilla wafers
  • Sesame seeds
  • Red decorating icing
  • Yellow decorating icing

Assemble your ingredients.

Hamburger Cookies Ingredients

Place some coconut in a plastic bag and add two drops green liquid food coloring.

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Mix the coconut and the food coloring in the bag with your fingers until coconut is convincingly green.

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Place a vanilla wafer flat side up. Apply yellow decorating icing across vanilla wafer, taking care to get some at the edge so that it will clearly show later.

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Apply red frosting across cookie, taking the same care you did with the yellow.

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Add coconut to cookie, ensuring that some hangs slightly over the edge.

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Place one thin chocolate cookie on top of frosting, forming a fake hamburger patty.

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Add red frosting to the top of the chocolate cookie.

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Place another vanilla wafer on top of the chocolate cookie. Set aside and repeat until desired number of Hamburger Cookies are ready.

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Gently spread water across top of completed cookies. Do not apply too much water, as that can make cookies soggy.

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Place sesame seeds on top cookie where water was spread. A light tap should get them to stick.

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Serve and enjoy!

Kristy with completed Hamburger Cookies

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Who Invented Hamburgers?

A delicious hamburger.

Good question! As is the case with so many of our favorite foods, there is debate as to exactly where it came from. Some say it was Fletcher Davis of Athens, Texas, in the 1880’s. Others think the prize goes to Louis Lassen, who ran a lunch wagon in New Haven, Connecticut. Whoever it was, we’re glad they did!

Visit Wikipedia for a look at the history of the hamburger!

Hamburger Cookies Video Recipe


Hamburger Cookies Video Transcript

Hi, Kristy in the Rada kitchen, and today I’d like to show you how to make these so-cute little mini Hamburger Cookies. They’d be great for a 4th of July party, a great treat for classes, actually I got it out of this Class Treats, Bake Sales & Birthday Parties cook book. It’s really simple, I’ll show you how to make them.

What you’ll need is some coconut, some green food coloring, some red and yellow decorative icing. You need about 20 thin chocolate cookies. A good example would be thin mints or Grasshopper cookies. Then some vanilla wafers, you need about 40 of those, and sesame seeds.

The first thing we’re going to do is tint the coconut green so that it will look like lettuce on a hamburger. Just put some coconut in a plastic bag and add a drop or two of liquid food coloring. Then with your fingers you can just mix it around and that will tint that green for you. Now you’re going to take that vanilla wafer cookie and you’re going to lay it down with the flat side up. Now with your decorator frosting, this is going to be the mustard, I’m going to go the edge in because we want the ketchup to show, too. Then do the red, with a little to the edge to one side, so we can see the red and yellow. And now you’ll add your coconut for the lettuce. This is a little more tricky, if you put it too far in the middle you won’t be able to see it, so you want to pick longer pieces and hang them off the edge.

This would be a good way to use up some Girl Scout cookies because you can use the thin mint cookies. This would be a wonderful bake sale idea. Speaking of that, these cookbooks can be sold as a fundraiser, you make a 40% profit, we also have cooking utensils and knives, you make 40% and it’s easy to sell, it’s items that everyone can use in their kitchen, so give us a call if you’re interested in a fundraiser.

So once you have your little hamburgers made, to give it a real hamburger effect, we’re going to take real sesame seeds, lightly brush the top of the cookie with just plain water, not to much as that will make the cookie soggy. Just sprinkle on the seeds give them a little tap, it really makes it look like a little hamburger. And that’s the Hamburger Cookies out of the Class Treats, Bake Sales, & Birthday Parties cook book. There’s over 100 recipes categorized by seasons, and they’re treats that both kids and adults will love.

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