May 14, 2011

Hamburger Cookies

With Memorial Day right around the corner and summer cookout season coming soon, I thought I'd share these cute little "hamburger" cookies.  They're no-bake, easy to make and always a hit at barbeques, reunions and parties.


Check it out...

Cute and easy no-bake hamburger cookies



Here's what you'll need:





vanilla wafers
Keebler mint grasshopper cookies
coconut flakes
green food coloring
red easy squeeze frosting (or regular frosting colored red)
yellow easy squeeze frosting ( or regular colored yellow!)

 





Here's what to do:

1. Put some coconut in a plastic bag and add a few drops of green food coloring. Shake well until the flakes are tinted green, adding more if necessary.








2. Squeeze a small amount of frosting on the flat side of one vanilla wafer to attach the grasshopper cookie. I've found that applying just a little bit of pressure while twisting them together works well to get them to stick without crumbling ( kind of like reversing the twisting apart of an Oreo! )




3. Put a smear of red frosting and yellow frosting near the outside edges of the grasshopper cookie. You don't need a lot in the center, but you want it to ooze out a bit on the outside to look like the ketchup and mustard.




4. Sprinkle a little bit of the tinted coconut on top of the icing for the lettuce, then attach the top vanilla wafer using the same slight pressure and twisting technique. If it looks like your hamburger needs more lettuce, you can "dip" the finished cookie into the coconut flakes so a little more sticks to the oozed out condiments.



My little helper and her friend helped make some cookies last year.



That's it! I've seen some more ambitious people brush a little corn syrup on the top bun and sprinkle on some sesame seeds, but I've found that they still look super cute without that extra work.



Easy, No-bake Hamburger Cookies



100 comments:

  1. LOVE it! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Love those - taking tem to my next get together!

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  3. I love these! They are so stinking cute!

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  4. These turned out so cute! I've been wanting to make these for years! Maybe you have inspired me to get around to it :)!

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  5. Wow! These really are fun!! You are very clever!! Brilliant!

    Would love for you to stop by at Kids Get Crafty - every Wednesday with and for children: http://www.redtedart.com/2011/05/11/kids-craft-how-to-make-a-pinwheel/ old posts welcomed!!

    Hope to see you there!

    Maggy

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  6. Those are adorable! What a fun thing to make... and eat too!

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  7. Those are adorable! I love them!
    I would love it if you shared this at my linky party @ {nifty thrifty sunday}!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  8. How creative! I will definitely be making these at our next potluck! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Hello! What a creative idea. I've printed it off. Thanks for sharing! I'm not sure how I found your blog. I was doing a Blog Hop and click on a button on one of their sidebars and then did that again. :)

    I've added your button to My Button Collection page and am now following via GFC.

    Have a great Sunday,


    Kelly
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    Indiana Inker
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  10. We made these for April Fool's Day and everyone loved them! So cute!!!

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  11. These look amazing, and I can't believe how quick and easy they are! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Darling, and I LOVE that they are simple(no bake) to throw together!

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  13. These are just too cute! They look like a perfect project for involving little helpers :)

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  14. This is so cute! I've seen cupcakes done like this but the cookie are so much easier! Thanks for sharing:)

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  15. Oh' my CUTENESS, MY KIDS WOULD ADORE THESE. They would call them Crabby Patties HA! Going to share this cuteness on my C.O.M. FB page. winks, jen

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  16. Super cute! These would be great for a dessert after a summer barbeque! And I love that the kids can help :) I came over from the Sunday Scoop link party.

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  17. These are So cute! I was expecting a ton of work to make these -- can't believe how simple they are and how great they look! So glad you posted!

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  18. Those are simply adorable! Easy to see why the kids looked thrilled to make them. This is a new idea to me, so thanks for sharing!

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  19. These are way too cute! Love this idea, love it more because the kids can help!

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  20. these are so fun!!! i love how creative these treats are! i'm sure the kids love them :) found you over at craft-o-maniac, come by for a visit sometime :)

    Jackie
    http://jaclyndesigns.blogspot.com

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  21. Absolutely adorable!


    Would love for you to share at Calling All Crafters!
    http://allthingsfee.blogspot.com/2011/05/calling-all-crafters-7th-edition.html

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  22. i love how cute & easy these are. Would love if you linked them to my Kids Can Craft & Craftastic Monday parties:)

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  23. cuteness! We prob wont do the coconut lettuce because we dont eat cocomut but everything eles was perfect! Love these!

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  24. These are adorable!! I'm going to make these with my kiddos today! They are going to get such a kick out of them. Thanks for sharing!! xoxo

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  25. These are so clever and I love your blog header!

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  26. Hi, I just landed here from the Making Monday Marvelous @Craft Link Party. I'm a brand new follower.

    These are a trip. I'm going to use this as a summer/fun thing to do.

    Bella Vida by Letty

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  27. I love this! I may have to make these the next time we have a play date here at the house. So fun! :-)

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  28. These are so cute. I can believe people would be wowed if I showed up at a cook out with these. I love that they are so simple!

    I love the whole concept of your blog. I'm a new follower. On my blog I offer kids' art lessons every Tuesday, I hope you will check it out. It seems like something you would like. :)

    By the way, I found you through the Creative Bloggers' Party and Hop.

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  29. First of all I am visiting from the keeping it simple linky party and second hello woman these are freakin amazing sista! I pinned them in my pinterest food file. Thank you so much for sharing these would be so fun for a summer BBQ. Come and say hi I love visitors

    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

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  30. These are amazingly cute! How very fun. I'll have to remember this one. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. I love this! Such a fun idea. I would have gone crazy over these as a kid. Actually, I'd still get a big kick out of these ;-) Thanks for the great idea!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

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  32. This is so yummy! Thanks for joining us and sharing with us this awesome post at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) PS: That footprint butterfly canvas is so cute, too.

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  33. What a great and creative idea! Can't wait to try these...my kiddos are going to think I'm soooo cool! (I'll be sure to give you the credit) thanks for sharing!

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  34. PS: So excited to be your newest follower!

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  35. So fun! My boys would love these! Off to look around the rest of your blog. :)

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  36. OOOHH my gosh! I love these! Seriously these just may be the cutest cookies I have ever seen! Super duper creative

    Delighted Momma

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  37. Love this! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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  38. Very cute. My husband loves burgers so these would be a fun addition to his birthday party.

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  39. This is great! I hope you'll stop by and link up:
    http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/05/inspire-me-monday-thanks-for-stopping.html

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  40. I absolutely can't wait to make these! My sister-in-law always makes desserts for our BBQ's and they always are the cutest thing! I love her, but can't wait show her up with these! Lol :) Thank you so much!

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  41. These are AWESOME. Come at my Sweet Treats Party link up tomorrow! Hope to see you there!!
    -Ashton
    www.somethingswanky.com

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  42. oh my gosh, these are soooo cute!!

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  43. How adorable! I've been tossing around the idea of an adult dessert party. These would be so much fun!

    P.S. I found you through Be Different, Act Normal. I'm your newest follower. Can't wait to see all your fun ideas!

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  44. Sweet I was looking for a fun easy dessert for our swim team end of year BBQ. Am stopping to pick up the ingredients on my way home tonight. Thanks so much.

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  45. Those are too too cute! I can't wait to try them! They remind me of these AMAZING hamburger donuts I always get when I am in Lehi, Ut. Thanks for sharing!

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  46. These are soooo wonderful. I want to be invited to a party just so I can make them! Thanks so much for linking up~!

    Smiles,
    Melanie
    Reasons To Skip The Housework

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  47. This will be featured on www.kidkapers.blogspot.com on May 31st.

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  48. You're so creative!! This looks delicious!!! I would LOVE if you would link up your recipe to our {{What I Made Wednesday}} linky party!

    http://sweetpeasandbb.blogspot.com/2011/05/what-i-made-wednesday-9.html

    Briana @ Sweet Peas & Bumblebees

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  49. What a fun idea! They turned out darling! Thanks for linking up to my first Party!

    Carlee
    www.ladybirdln.com

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  50. What a fun project to tackle with the kids! We loved your tutorial and have posted a link on our Saturday SNAPS! Father's Day edition post.

    If you'd like, come pick up a featured button on our site. www.snaptheconference.com/link-up

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  51. FUN!! YUM!!! They look so sweet and easy to make, cool post:)

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  52. Oh those are SUPER cute!! I pinned it and shared on FB and twitter:-)

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  53. so super cute!! i shared on FB too!!

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  54. You've been featured as as a Kids Can Craft pick of the week. Stop by & grab a Featured On Sew Can Do button:)

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  55. i love it! you have the cutest ideas. will definitely be trying it at some point!

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  57. Oh my!! These are gorgeous!! Now, I wonder if I can get these cookies or similar here in the UK. I'd love to try them out!! FTLOB TT#25

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  58. Laura - these are too cute! Such a great idea to get the kiddies involved - super fun. Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase Party - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this Sunday. Have a wonderful week.
    ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  59. these are darling! I love it! What a cute idea! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  60. Wow. Amazing! I wish I had kids so I could make these for them - but I'm definitely going to try them anyways because they look like so much fun!

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  61. Thanks so much for sharing! We made some tonight and they were sooo simple :)

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  62. Hi! I wanted to let you know that you are the Friday Spotlight this week on the Glitter Blog!
    http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/05/glitter-friday-spotlight-5-27-11.html

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  63. So creative! Thanks for sharing.

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  64. I would make these every year for my boys at girl scout cookie time with Thin Mints and they were always a HUGE hit! Even now they ask for them . . . and they are in college.

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  65. Just brilliant I LOVE these! Thanks for sharing.

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  66. Just stopping by to let you know I will be featuring YOU on my blog this Thursday in my {take a look at you} post. :) Thank you so much for linking up at my {wow me} wednesday link up party last week. Tomorrow evening this week's party will be up and running. I'd love to have you link up again! Have a great evening.

    Ginger
    gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

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  67. I hope this isn't seen as spam, but these are SO CUTE and I made cupcakes that are very similar, if you are interested in checking it out. I like the cookie idea a little better though, just because it's way faster.

    www.youtube.com/tiffanytries

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  68. I love these - totally making them for picnics this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

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  69. The cookies are so cute!!!! The best part is no baking. Thanks for sharing.

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  70. When my son turned six, we made these and included a tiny white packet of shoestring potato sticks for 'fries', a wax pop bottle and toy from Oriental Trading as 'McDaniel Happy Meals' for a school birthday treat. Also did them in a regular fry packet from my local burger place with the aforementioned potato sticks for a middle school study group snack. Kids LOVED them!

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  71. Noone is bleeding & nothing is on fire,although i did make these for my four grandkids and they were gone within a half hour!They did have a couple of friends over that helped them. Point being,I love a easy receipe that all age kids will enjoy. thank you for sharing!!

    http://trescherechattel.blogspot.com/

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  72. A pretty good recipe. I am impressed with the beautiful results, congratulations. I put forward on my French blog with a link to this article.

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  73. So cute and so yummy to look at. Love these adorable hamburgers, eh. Sure, they are not that easy to make but they are fun to do with children.

    Thanks for the recipe,
    Cathy@custom digitizing

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  74. Wow I love this haven't seen this in forever. I am 26 with 2 small kids and I remember doing this.project with my mom will definitely have to do this with them with my mom!!! Thanks for the.memory!

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  75. I have made these in the past. I add a trace of honey on the top bun and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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  76. These are fabulous! I think without glasses on, they would actually pass as the real thing!

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  77. It would have been super nice if you had given credit or posted a link to the blog that originally posted this idea.

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  78. Anonymous, I actually first saw the idea nearly 20 years ago when I was teaching and my room mother sent these cookies in for a treat. Then, two years ago I was reminded of them when a friend brought them to a cookout. However, if you know of a source that should be credited, let me know and I'll include a link!

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  79. The coolest hamburgers ever, who knew hamburgers could go so well with ice cream!? That will be what is for dessert at my Guy's Birthday party this year :) Thanks for such a neat idea and easy to follow directions!
    Buffy

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  80. I am new to your site and I can't wait to make these for my son's second grade class!

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    1. I bet they'll be a hit! Let me know how it goes :)

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  81. I have made these for my grandkids, they loved them. I also took put a little corn syrup on top and sprinkled sesame seeds on top

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  82. Hey there! Love this idea for my 6th grade students as a reward for the Cheeseburger Book Reports! I have a question: how many burgers can you make with just one round of ingredients? Trying to plan for 5 classes!! Thanks!

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    1. What a fun reward! You can make quite a few with one round of ingredients. The ketchup/mustard icing and coconut go pretty far. The big factors will be the cookies. Just check the servings on the boxes to figure it out ~ you'll need 1 grasshopper cookie and 2 vanilla wafers for each, so plan accordingly.

      Sorry it's not an exact answer for you, but it really depends on the cookie packaging and that can vary (plus I don't have any of those cookies on hand right now to check for you!)

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  83. Damn and all I used to do is play ball, go for walks, go to the park and help them with their homework

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