Recipes, memories and random thoughts from my kitchen
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Recently I needed to take some refreshments to church to serve after an event. I came upon this recipe for Hamburger Cookies in a Country Woman magazine and thought they would be fun to try. My ten-year-old granddaughter helped me -- in fact, she did a lot of the work.
Vanilla wafers are brushed lightly with corn syrup -- we used an artist-type paintbrush -- and then sprinkled with a few sesame seeds to resemble the bun tops. Peppermint patties make the burgers. We used yellow frosting to make the "cheese" (or "mustard" if preferred).
To resemble ketchup, I used melted red candy melts instead of red frosting to get a brighter red.
The chef: The finished cookies: These were so cute and got lots of favorable comments at the refreshment table!
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.