Sunday, September 2, 2012

Hot Dog Cookies

How fun are these cookies?!? The "mustard" was the crowning touch and really elevated the overall cuteness factor of these mini hot dogs:) The best part is, they taste fantastic!  These little doggies are buttery and practically melt in your mouth!

Wouldn't these be great added to your Labor Day BBQ table or picnic basket? I was able to place each one in a cupcake liner since they each measure about 3.5-inches.

I first saw hot dog cookies on Erin's fabulously fun blog, Making Memories...One Fun Thing After Another, though I did ending up using an alternate recipe. Erin's blog is full of great ideas!
 I can't wait to serve these!

Hot Dog Cookies ( Adapted from Taste of Home)
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
Red  food coloring ( I used a combination of AmeriColor gel super red and chocolate brown)
Yellow food coloring (I used Wilton Golden yellow)
Royal icing

In a stand mixer (or large bowl) cream butter and powdered sugar together. Add vanilla and mix. Add flour and incorporate well. Remove 1 cup of dough (Refrigerate remaining dough for 1 hour) and add the red (and brown) coloring , kneading it well until you have desired color.
For hot dogs, divide red dough into 16 even portions. Shape into 2.5-inch logs and round the ends,. Set aside.
Divide plain dough into 16 even portions. Shape into 3-inch logs and make a deep lengthwise grove in each one. Smooth edges to form buns.
Place 3 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.
Place hot dogs in buns.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
Remove to cooling rack with spatula, and let cool completely.
Make some icing (I used royal icing) and add the yellow food coloring.
With an icing bag and #4 tip, add the "mustard".

Makes 16 hot dog cookies.


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  1. Oh my this is so cute...I adore your blog..just looking at your pie fries on your sidebar and thinking I gotta make those too. I will be baking for days. We have a back to school BBQ happening soon...these cookies will be perfect! xoxoxo Happy September!

  2. So adorable! I thought they were real hotdogs at first :)

  3. Sooo very realistic - after I showed my husband and told him they were cookies, he asked "with mustard?"!! :0

  4. These are beyond adorable. My husband would SO love the mustard. :)

  5. These look really fun to make..and eat! Great colours too; how accurate.

  6. I so love anything in miniature so these definitely are a hit with me!! Love them sue!

  7. Perfect treat to bring to a Labor Day barbecue!

  8. Actual cutie cookies right here :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  9. Sue, your blog never fails to make me smile! :D

  10. we had a picnic earlier today and these cookies would have been a hit!
    Saving it for our next picnic! Thanks Sue!

  11. I had to take a DOUBLE take at these..they looked so real! Now I have sudden urge to eat relish...............:)

  12. They look so darn real I had to keep looking at them to make SURE they were cookies. What a fun treat to bring to a BBQ! They are fantastic.

  13. Hi Sue! Thanks so much for mentioning me and for linking to me. Wow! Your hot dog cookies turned out great. I still think this is one of my most favorite cookies! They are so fun!

  14. Hello

    I always follow your posts. They are really interesing!

    At this moment, I’m starting a new blog of cookies and other sweets. If someone wants to look it, this is the web:

    Thank you!

  15. And I thought that sandwich cake looked so realistic! These hot dog cookies take the cake :)

  16. These put a smile on my face. What a fun cookie.

  17. thanks for sharing.

  18. My son says that I have to make them because he doesnt like hotdogs but he will probably like these.
    Awesome. And i love the tray they are on too. I have something like that but for birthdays that I got from Christmas tree shop. Love them.
    ladefly@aol dot com

  19. These are so perfect for a summer BBQ. Joni

  20. These hot dog cookies are adorable! We would love to have you link up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday at We love your cute blog! -The Sisters

  21. Since I never commented on these beautiful hot dog cookies..I will thankj you and oooh and ahhh over these. Thank you so much for your sweet comment about my writing - I'm so incredibly humbled and flattered. I actually call it 'talking' instead of writing because that's all I'm doing..just talking like I talk in real life. People who know me in real life and readit say "Yep, that's YOU..I hear your voice as I read" As for these hot dog first I really thought they were hot dogs, until I realized I was on 'Sue's' page! Anything that looks like the real thing is a cookie! That's how talented you are!

  22. These are so much fun! My little boy would love his two favorite things combine in dog and cookie! hehehe...

  23. Where did you get the Cookie Liners!!!??? love them!

    1. They are actually cupcake liners (red gingham) and I can't really remember where I bought them, maybe Michael's? Thanks for your interest, and good luck!