Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Hamburger Cookies

Hamburger Cookies? This recipe my kids have been asking me to make for a couple of weeks for April Fools. They had a lot of fun making these cookies. My daughter came up with the idea to use the sprinkles for the ketchup and mustard. They were so impressed with their creation that they brought them to school for snack. Normally, I like them to eat healthy snacks. If I was a kid, I would have wanted to bring this cookie into class too. 
My friend had made these cookies for me over twenty years ago. I had never seen anything like them and thought they were neat then. I wish she lived near me since I would have returned the favor.

Hamburger Cookies
12 vanilla wafers
1 cup vanilla wafer cookies, crushed
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1/4 tsp water
3 drops green food coloring
1 Tbsp yellow sprinkles
1 Tbsp red sprinkles
1 tsp melted butter
1 Tbsp sesame seeds, lightly toasted

  1. Pair the vanilla wafers and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the crushed cookies, sugar, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, microwave the chocolate chips with the milk for 45 seconds. Stir and continue to heat the chocolate in 15 seconds intervals until smooth.
  4. Add the chocolate mixture to the crushed cookie mixture. Stir well.
  5. Form balls with each of the chocolate crushed cookie mixture. Flatten the balls slightly to form patties.
  6. Turn one of the vanilla wafer cookies upside down and top with the chocolate pattie.
  7. In a small plastic bag, add the coconut, water, and food coloring. Mix until evenly coated.
  8. Add a little of the colored coconut and top the chocolate pattie.
  9. Top the colored coconut with a little of the yellow and red sprinkles.
  10. Top the sprinkles with a vanilla wafer.
  11. Brush the top of the vanilla wafer with the melted butter and sprinkle a few sesame seeds on top. 
Recipe adapted from the Toll House Bake the Very Best Nestle Cookies Book.  

One year ago......................................I made Candy Eggs.
Two years ago....................................I made Spaghetti and Meatball cupcakes.
Did you already know.........................Some very public pranks are:
-In 1957, BBC broadcasted a prank film about Swiss farmers harvesting spaghetti. BBC received many request for the spaghetti plant.
-In 1985, Sports Illustrated published a fictitious story about rookie pitcher named Sidd Finch who could throw 168 miles per hour fastballs who soon would play for the Mits. Many networks sent reporters to learn more about Sidd Finch.
-In 1996, Taco Bell announced they had purchased the Liberty Bell and renamed it Taco Liberty Bell. Many citizens were upset. The White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry was asked about this purchase and jokingly responded how the federal government sold the Lincoln Memorial and renamed it Lincoln-Mercury Memorial.

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