Sunday, April 1, 2012

April Fools :)

I love these tiny hamburger "slider" cookies; they are so fun!  They taste pretty good too, but to me, I have more fun making and looking at them.  (But that did not stop me from eating two of them!!)  My husband and I made these for our kids today for April Fool's Day.  The kids loved them!!  They're so easy, too.  If desired, one could even add different colors of frosting for mustard & ketchup.  We kept things simple today with just the "bun", "meat", and "lettuce".
Hamburger Cookies
adapted from Allrecipes

2 drops green food coloring
1/4 cup flaked coconut
48 vanilla wafers
24 chocolate covered thin mints (Peppermint Patties)
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
corn syrup or honey

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).              

2.  Put the coconut into a small ziplock bag.  Add the food coloring, close the bag, and shake until coconut is tinted. Set aside.               

3.  Place 1/2 of the vanilla wafers, flat side up, in an ungreased cookie sheet. Top each wafer with a peppermint patty. Place in the oven about 1 minute or just until chocolate begins to soften.             

4.  Remove cookies from oven and sprinkle each mint with 1/2 teaspoon coconut (for lettuce). Place another vanilla wafer on top and press gently. Put some water in a tiny bowl.  Add a drop of corn syrup to the bottom; do not stir.  Using a clean paint brush, drag it through both the corn syrup and water.  Brush the top of each "hamburger" with just enough water mixture to moisten so that the sesame seeds will stick when sprinkled on top of each cookie. 
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