With BBQ season right around the corner, or for some of us we’ve already had a few of those days teasing us – trying to find fun and different ideas can be a challenge. For me, I love anything done on the BBQ. The smell of BBQ, the taste of the char oh my goodness. But sometimes it’s fun to have a BBQ with all the fixings including a fun dessert. I’m a huge dessert person, and being pregnant gives me an excuse to try extra fun ideas and not really have to explain. But – why would you have to explain these? They are adorable, delicious and fun who wouldn’t love ’em?
Which brings me to BBQ Hamburger Cookies. Aren’t these just the cutest things you’ve ever seen? I think so. The best part? They are all COOKIE. Yep, no actual hamburger, no actual ketchup, mustard, lettuce or sesame seed bun! These are 100% cookie and will knock your socks off.
If you are looking for something fun to bring to your next BBQ potluck, have at a gathering or just have with the family on a BBQ Sunday these will for sure please everyone!
- Homemade sugar cookies (see below)
- 1 Can vanilla frosting
- 1 Cup shredded sweetened coconut
- Green, red, and yellow gel food coloring
- 1 Cup softened butter
- 1 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
- 1 Egg
- 2 1/4 Cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 Cup white sesame seeds
- 1/4 Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- Heat your oven to 350° and grease a baking sheet or line with parchment paper
- Mix together butter and sugar until light and fluffy
- Add in your egg and vanilla and mix
- Now add in your flour, baking powder, and salt
- Scoop 1/3 of your batter into a separate bowl and mix in your cocoa powder
- Form both doughs into ping pong sized balls
- Bake your cookies for 5 minutes then sprinkle some sesame seeds onto half of your white sugar cookies
- Finish baking for another 5-7 minutes (until lightly browned)
- Directly after taking the cookies out of the oven, use the bottom on a cup to press down your chocolate cookies, and the white ones without the sesame seeds and let your cookies cool
- Split your frosting into thirds, add red food coloring to one, yellow to the other, and leave the last white
- Scoop your red and yellow frosting into small decorating bags for your ketchup and mustard
- Mix your coconut with a drop of green food coloring to look like lettuce
- Add a little bit of frosting to the bottom “bun” cookie
- Press your chocolate “burger” cookie on top
- Spread a little white “mayo” on the burger
- Top with “lettuce”
- Now drizzle your “ketchup and mustard” onto the lettuce, making sure to drizzle it close the edges of the cookies
- Place your sesame seed “bun” on top and enjoy!
Now aren’t these just adorable? They are just as delicious as they look! My kids thought they were real burgers and thought they were just amazing when they found out they were in fact cookies!
What do you like to make sure you have at a BBQ? Are you a special drink kind of person, dessert or just go for the meat?