Sunday, September 2, 2012
Hot Dog Cookies
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)
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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