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Years ago my mother-in-law would send these adorable burger bite cookies to the kids. I was reminded of it the other day when talking to my sister-in-law and thought “I really should post how she does these” for my Real Moms of Pinterest people. It’s a super easy recipe that makes Mom look like a rockstar with minimal effort. No actual baking necessary. This is all simple assembly work and a little melting.
Ingredients for Burger Bite Cookies:
- 1 bag peppermint patties
- 1 box nilla wafers
- yellow and red squeezable cookie icing
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 2 drops green food coloring
- sesame seeds
Directions for Burger Bite Cookies:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Lay half of the nilla wafers round side down on a cookie tray.
- Top each one with a peppermint patty.
- Place the shredded coconut in a ziploc bag with a few drops of the green food coloring and a few drops of water. Shake it up until the coconut reaches a shade of “lettuce” you like. You can add more food coloring if necessary.
- Melt the patties for about 90 seconds in the oven just until they are glossy.
- Take them immediately out of the oven and top them with your coconut lettuce.
- Use the yellow and red cookie icing to make swirls on the bottom (not round) side of the other half of the nilla wafers.
- Press the iced nilla wafers onto the halves with the peppermint patties basically assembling the burger.
- Rub a drop of water on the “top” of the “buns” and sprinkle a few sesame seeds over them to complete the look.
As you can see above my mother in law varied how she assembled the burgers with the icing and lettuce to make each one look original. Play around, be original and make it your own-get the kids involved and have fun.