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Burger Cookies

This is the go to cookie that I make when I need to go to a party – it’s always a crowd pleaser. I’ve tried to eat a nilla wafer. Then a peppermint patty. It’s not the same. It’s the melty combo that make them taste fantastic.

1 bag peppermint patties
1 box nilla wafers
1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 drops green food coloring
sesame seeds

burger bites

I was lucky enough to find “chocolate truffle” peppermint patties at the store. Which is very cool because the inside is brown, much like a burger! But if you can’t find it, the regular old white filling ones work fine.

burger bites

First put 24 nilla wafers “round side” down, on a cookie sheet. Then top them with a peppermint patty. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Set aside 24 more nilla wafers to act as the top of the “bun.”

burger bites
burger bites

Put your coconut in a bowl with a sealed lid, or a ziplock bag works fine too. Add the food coloring and couple of drops of water while you’re at it. Seal the container and shake til you get a nice “tinting” of green – looks like lettuce, get it?

Now put your topped nilla wafer/open faced patties in the oven for only about 1-1/2 minutes, check them to see that they are glossy and not totally melted – just “melty.”

Take them out of the oven and IMMEDIATELY top with tinted coconut…

burger bites

Then IMMEDIATELY put the burger “tops” on, pushing a bit to secure them to the patty. I can’t stress this step enough. You have to act quickly and not let the chocolate melt, or there will be no stickage. There’s a lot of IMMEDIATELY goin’ on here, and for good reason, once this thing cools you are outta luck. Work quickly, it’s only to your benefit.

burger bites

Now here’s where the burger really takes shape. Get a small bowl of water and brush a few drops of water on the top of the bun. (Or use clean fingers.) Then sprinkle with sesame seeds. Now these things REALLY LOOK like burgers.

Yeah, yeah, I’ve heard it all before, “can’t you do something to look like tomatoes?,” or “what about pickles.” Look, if you want to go that far, go ahead. I’m fine with my burger bun and lettuce.

I like to put each one in a cupcake liner, it’s easier to pick up and looks sweet. See now aren’t these cute – not your ordinary cookie, is it? And sooo yummy…

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Burger Cookies



30 Responses to “Burger Cookies”

  1. carrie says:

    OMG the cutest fake burgers ever. I want to make these for a my next MOM’s group but I had peppermint and chocolate…I gotta find an alternative for that.

  2. carrie says:

    that should have said HATE pep/choc

  3. Susan says:

    How cute – can’t wait to try these!

  4. abby says:

    These looks awesome and I can’t wait to make them- CLEVER!!

  5. Angela says:

    You’re right, these are a great go to cookie for parties!!! I have a similar receipe that I use all of the time.
    Instead of the york peppermint patty – try using a Keebler Grasshopper cookie (or a girl scout Thin Mint – but they are more expensive!)
    Then instead of putting them in the oven to melt the chocolate, I mix powdered sugar & milk to a thick consistency, add yellow & red food coloring to resemble the shade of cheese.
    Spread the “cheese” between the bottom “bun” and the “burger”, then again on top of the “burger”, sprinkle on the “lettuce”, then add the top bun. Once the “cheese” sets a bit it will harden and keep everything together.

  6. amy Hunter says:

    Those are great. I think I will have to make them for my daughters party on Sat.

  7. Miranda says:

    For Carrie — how about using a peanut butter patty cookie instead of the peppermint patty? Like the Girl Scout Cookie called Tagalongs, but you can get them at the grocery store year-round.

    I have a friend who makes these. They’re always such a treat!

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  9. Kate says:

    I make these cookies as well but I use the Keebler grasshopper cookies with the vanilla wafers. I take equal parts of powdered sugar and milk with red/yellow food coloring to make the ketchup and mustard. They are a great kids party pleaser!

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  11. Tracy says:

    As a vegetarian, I am so EXCITED about this burger!!!

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  15. baker says:

    what a cute idea! can’t wait to try it out.

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  17. Sandwiched says:

    I linked over to you after I found your post. Our tailgate-neighbors served these to us at the Jimmy Buffett show on Tuesday. So awesome.


  18. Frances Cecil says:

    I loved the Cheesburger in Paradise Cookies but did not like the idea of raw egg white, so I spread the egg white and seseme seeds and baked the top for 5 minutes at 350. Cooled them, and they were fine.

  19. justJENN says:

    @Frances Ew. I just use water to keep the seeds on, not raw eggs.

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  22. Joselyn says:

    I made these years ago and couldnt quite rememebr the recipe. I know I sed little tubes of red, and yellow decorator drosting to make ketchup and mustard. A friend also recomended to use chocolae frosting instead of the mint, for those who dont like mint. But i like it the regular way.

  23. Joselyn says:

    Ok let me try again so peopel can read it lol.

    I made these years ago and couldn’t quite remember the recipe. I know I used little tubes of red, and yellow decorator frosting to make ketchup and mustard. A friend also recomended to use chocolae frosting instead of the mint, for those who dont like mint. But i like it the regular way.

    Other than that the only thing I did was place the bottom cookie flat side down to resemble a hamburger a bit more.

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