Monday, June 27, 2011

Burger Bites {Cookies}

I have been meaning to make the hamburger cookies that I've seen all over blogland, but most recently here (at Laura's blog, Come Together Kids). Aren't they cute?  I decided to kick the cutenss factor up a notch by using mini vanilla wafers/Hershey's kisses and making itty-bitty, one-bite burger cookies. They turned out even better than I had hoped:)

I made one original size hamburger cookie to illustrate the size difference. I just love the tiny version!

Here's everythiing  you'll need for the burger bites, along with instructions on how to throw them together(no baking involved)...
You'll need:  mini vanilla wafers(bun), sesame seeds for top bun(optional), Hershey's kisses(meat patty), small sharp knife, shredded coconut (tinted green with some food coloring for the lettuce), royal icing in decorator bags(some tinted yellow for mustard & some tinted red for ketchup). 
Use the small (new) paint brush to apply a scant amount of corn syrup to the top of one mini wafer cookie and then sprinkle sesame seeds over the area.
Apply some yellow icing to the bottom of the other mini cookie and place the prepared* candy kiss on the "mustard" to adhere it to the bottom "bun".  
  *To prepare the "hamburger patty" take a small, sharp knife and cut/shave off the pointy top of the kiss (save it for later or snack as you go:)).
Add the red icing to underside of the sesame seed top bun and place some of the coconut on top of the red icing. Place it on top of the Hershey kiss, icing side down.  (I'm glad I used the royal icing because after it dried, it made for sturdy burger bites, and they all held together perfectly!)

And there you have it~ adorable itty-bitty burger bites! Here's four of them on a teeny cupcake stand:)
I got a bit carried away and made about 3 dozen of the little guys.
Just think how cute these burger bites would be alongside some real burgers at a barbecue, or for dessert after some sliders:)
These tiny tasty treats were so fun to make and just as fun to eat!  Make them part of your 4th of July celebration...No need to turn the oven on and heat up the kitchen!

Have a WONDERFUL WEEK!

73 comments:

  1. Goodness...these are so super cute and I bet tasty! Thanks so much for the directions.

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  2. Love your mini burgers...so cute!

    Jill @ http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.com

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  3. These are so very dangerous! I could probably eat way too many! Gasp and they are CUTE!!

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  4. Oh my, these are so cute!! Really great job, and great photos!

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  5. They are so cute! I'm always inspired with your delicate creations! My son will loves these mini burgers!

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  6. OMG this is the first I have seen of these. I am having a Spongbob theme for my sons birthday next month. These would be perfect for little treats. Crabby Patty's.

    such a cute idea.
    Thanks Nikki

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  7. Hey Sue! These are sooo cute. I think I'm going to make this for the children's party, they will loves it!

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  8. I have had these in those fun little cookbooks at the checkout register for years and have intended to make them for forever! They are so adorable. I love the mini ones. What a fun YW activity. I would love eating them too. It is amazing how they look just like burgers! Too fun.

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  9. oh man, these are way too cute...i HAVE to make them for the kids!! thanks for sharing!

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  10. I don't know how you can consistently outdo yourself in cute treats but you do - and amaze me with them time and again =D

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  11. Sono adorabili Sue, sei sempre più brava ^_^
    Buona giornata!

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  12. Oh my goodness! These are adorable! So perfect as a snack or dessert for July 4th...after the real burger! LOL These look so real! You are so creative!

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  13. Sue you truly are the ideas woman! And a no baking alternative is great too for those times when you just want to assemble! :P

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  14. Those are the cutest things I've ever seen. How could anyone resist?

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  15. I love the itty bitty size, they are darling! I think the kids would enjoy making these too! Wonderful job Sue!

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  16. These will be the perfect snack to take to school for my son's birthday!
    Thanks :)

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  17. Those are so, so cute! I love that you made them mini with the Hershey's kisses.

    Laura @ Come Together Kids

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  18. Squeel! These are the cutest things! I can imagine the patience that went into putting these teeny tiny cookies together. You are amazing!

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  19. You always amaze me...these are darling.

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  20. 2 dozens for me!! these are georgeous!!

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  21. Those are simple adorable! How perfect that they're bite sized :)

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  22. So cute, my girls would love them :)
    mickey

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  23. o man..those burger bites are so darn adorable!

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  24. This is one of the cutest things I've ever seen! I must make these!

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  25. You never cease to amaze me! So Adorable! Thanks for your nice comments and congratulations on your new grand babies! They are the best!

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  26. My MIL has made the normal for our kids, but these little ones are so darn cute. Have a great fourth! Joni

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  27. This is so awesome and creative. Would come over and share some of your recipes at my link party Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow?
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!

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  28. These little burgers are the cutest!! a perfect sweet bite for 4th of july!!

    sweetlife
    bonnie

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  29. This is so cute I can't take it!!

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  30. Oh! They are the cutest cookies ever!!! Not sure I would have the patience to make them though. Lol! But you did a wonderful job!!! :-)

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  31. These are just adorable! I would like to invite you to join us at Full Plate Thursday this week. Thank you for sharing and have a great day!
    Miz Helen

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  32. I've never seen anything like these, so, so, so cute.

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  33. These are precious! I made the 'large' version (with vanilla wafers) of these for my son's preschool class this year! Love this mini version - you did a beautiful job :) - Cares

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  34. I cannot imagine the patience it must have taken to make those cookies so tiny! What a great addition to a 4th of July bbq!

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  35. These are absolutely adorable..just too cute for words. Perfect bite=sized desserts to bring to a summer BBQ! Burger bites of art. Andy Warhol would have gone gaga for these :)

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  36. They're super cute, Sue! I just don't think I have the patience to make them! Can you just send me some! (^.^)

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  37. What a creative mom you are! Thanks for posting this - I'll have to try it out at mom son's preschool. I'm sure they will be a hit.

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  38. There are rocking awesome. They made me smile, I can see little hands grabbing few for a snack, they are so cute.
    Sue you are so creative, I'm sure you little Munchkins will adore you for all you do for them.

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  39. This is genius. The hershey kiss is brilliant. I'd love for you to stop by and link up to my sweet treats party this weekend! It runs through Sunday night. Hope to see you there-- bring dessert!
    Ashton
    www.somethingswanky.com

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  40. These are SOOO cute! Perfect for a summer party!

    http://btanders.blogspot.com

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  41. This is so adorable, how CUTE, it must have taken forever though, right? So worth it!!!

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  42. Oh my goodness! How adorable!!

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  43. I love these itty-bittys! I'm going to have to make some. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  44. These are amazing! You are so talented!

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  45. This is ABSOLUTELY adorable! What a great idea!!

    Come see me too at http://www.willcookforsmiles.com/

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  46. How stinking cute are these?? Thanks for linking up! I love the pics too. I featured you today on my blog! Swing by and pick up a featured button if you'd like!
    Ashton
    www.somethingswanky.com

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  47. Oh my goodness those are all so darn cute.

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  48. Those are beyond darling!! You are so talented and creative and I just can't get over these! Thank you so much for always sharing such fabulous ideas with us at Inspiration Friday!
    Vanessa

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  49. Thanks for linking up your recipe at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you come back tomorrow and share some more of your awesome recipes!
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!

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  50. i think i will make ur vertion 4 my sons 16th bday party. teens love burgers & sweets! i will have a bbq in december. u have just given me the theme!!!!! thank u!

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  51. Wow! Wow! Wow...Sue! You never cease to amaze me. These are so beyond and I LOVE they are no bake. Fabulous idea as always! And a big congrats on your newest Munchkin. We could not be happier for you.

    Heather

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  52. These look fabulous! What a cute treat for a BBQ. LOVE THEM!!

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  53. These are so adorable! I pinned them to my fabulous food board :)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Amanda

    http://frillsandfrolic.blogspot.com

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  54. I'm a sucker for endearing & playful food. You've hit the nail on the head here! I can't wait to make these :) Well done you!

    Cheers,
    Heather @ Find That Warm Fuzzy Feeling

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  55. Those are even tinier (an probably less expensive) than the version I make. I use regular Nilla cookies but for the patty I use a peppermint patty (that's where it gets pricey).

    I make them for cupcake toppers. People go mad for tiny hamburgers perched atop cupcakes.

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  56. If you use the small mint grasshopper cookiers by keebler, they work really well too!!

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  57. Wow, just saw these on the Hersheys site; they are adorable but how do you find time to make them and blog and mommy and work etc? I will see if I can work them in b/c my children would love them...thanks for sharing!

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  58. Wonderful! I just love these, I can't wait to try m y hand at them! thanks for the creative idea!! -Jenny Austin, Tx

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  59. Made these today for my nephew - so easy and cute! Used honey instead of the karo because I couldn't find any.

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  60. I've been making these for years. The only difference is I use a chocolate mint wafer cookie instead of the Hershey kiss - easier.

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  61. Anything mini makes me happy. Adorable!

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  62. Sue,
    These are so awesome! I was searching for an easy treat to make for my girls on April Fools, and I came across this post. Love it! Totally making this and putting it in my daughter's lunch. She's going to go nuts!
    Thanks for the awesome idea!
    Aida@TheCraftingFoodie

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