No, we're not serving cheeseburgers for breakfast...these are cookies! Grandson Sean won first prize for these cookies. Here's Grammie's version.
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For the 'bun'- Nilla Wafers, honey & sesame seeds
For the 'hamburger patty'- Thin Mints or Grasshopper Cookies
For the 'lettuce'- shredded coconut and green food coloring
For the 'cheese'- white frosting and yellow/red food coloring
How to (adjust amounts for the number you want to make): you need 2 Nilla Wafers and 1 Thin Mint per 'hamburger'. A handful of shredded coconut and a few drops of green food coloring will do for about 12 cookies. 1/4 cup of frosting and yellow food coloring for the cheese. (Yellow drops, not the gel. If you use gel coloring you'll need yellow and red food coloring gels to make the 'cheesy' orange.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place rounded side of 'bun' on cookie sheet. Place one Thin Mint on top. Place in oven for no more than 2 minutes. (This is to slightly melt the chocolate so the cookie doesn't slide apart.)
Cool. Place green-colored shredded coconut sparingly on Thin Mint, draping over the edge. Thickly frost the inside/underside of the second Nilla Wafer with the cheesy-colored frosting. (I heated the frosting so it was liquid-y.) Press frosted Nilla Wafer down on top of 'hamburger' so 'cheese' oozes out the sides. Lightly brush warmed honey on the top of the Nilla Wafer and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
Voila! Cheeseburger cookies!
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