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Mini Hamburger Cookies


Serve these adorable mini hamburger cookies with a wink and a smile!  Tell your kids they’re having hamburgers for dessert and watch their expressions when they see what’s coming!  (The next time you make the hamburger cookies, let your kids help!)


  • 48 Nilla Wafer Cookies
  • 24 mini peppermint patties
  • 1/4-1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 can vanilla frosting
  • 1/2-1 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • Red, Yellow, and Green food coloring
  • 1 egg white *optional 


  1. Spoon out half of the frosting into one bowl and the rest in another.  Drop the red food coloring in the first bowl and mix.  Continue to drop the coloring until the desired color is reached.  Repeat with the yellow coloring in the second bowl.
  2. Pour the shredded coconut into a third bowl.  Drop the green food coloring and mix.  Continue to drop the coloring until the desired color is reached.
  3. Lay out all of the Nilla Wafers, curved side down, on a cutting board or large plate.  Using a knife, dab a bit of frosting (does not matter if it's the red or yellow) on 24 of the Wafers.  This helps to secure the peppermint pattie.   
  4. Unwrap the 24 peppermint patties and place on top of each Wafer with the dab of frosting.  Carefully spread a bit of red frosting on half of each pattie.  Repeat with the yellow frosting on the other half.  Take the coconut and sprinkle on top of each pattie.  Place the remaining Wafers on top of the patties.
  5. Now you can dab a tiny bit of either egg white or water on the top of each Wafer and then sprinkle with sesame seeds.  Let stand for about 30 minutes to an hour in order for the cookie to stick together.  
  6. Use colored tubes of prepared frosting for ketchup and mustard.

Yield: (makes 24 cookies)

Variations:  Instead of mint cookies you can use fudge.

Recipe and photo taken with permission of The Capitol Baker.


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