The Cutest Ever Hamburger Cookies

These cute little hamburger cookies are easy to make -- and the kids love them!What does that title say? Hamburger cookies?

What do you mean — hamburger cookies?!?

How in the world can you make cookies out of hamburger?

Blech! That almost sounds gross, doesn’t it?

Well, these little hamburger cookies are not gross at all. They are cute as a button — and the grandkids absolutely love making them and eating them.

They are simple and easy to make, a hoot to look at, and yummy to eat.

No grease. No grilling. Only sweetness and fun.

Lemme show you just how to make these little buggers. Are you ready?

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 box of Nilla Wafer cookies
1 package of mint Grasshopper cookies
1 tub of white frosting
red food coloring
yellow food coloring
corn syrup
clean paint brush
sesame seeds

First, put about half of the frosting in one small bowl and the other half in the other small bowl. Add drops of red food coloring to one. Stir so that the coloring is mixed in really good. This will be your ‘ketchup’ for your hamburger cookies.

In the other bowl, add drops of yellow food coloring and stir. This is your ‘mustard.’

Spread some of the ‘ketchup’ on the flat side of one vanilla wafer.

These hamburger cookies are super cute -- and the kids love them.

Next, spread some ‘mustard’ on the flat side of another vanilla wafer.
Hamburger cookies are so cute! The whole family will love them.

Place the ‘ketchup’ frosted Nilla wafer on the bottom of one Grasshopper cookie. Place the ‘mustard’ frosted Nilla wafer on top of the Grasshopper cookie.
These tiny hamburger cookies are easy to make and fun for the kids to eat!

You’re almost done! Using your clean paint brush, brush some corn syrup on the top of your little cookie. Quickly — before the syrup dries — sprinkle some sesame seeds on the syrup.
Hamburger cookies are SUPER easy to make -- and a hoot to eat!

Make these hamburger cookies in a matter of minutes. Click to learn how to make them.

Learn how to make the cutest ever little hamburger cookies!

Aren’t these little hamburger cookies clever? Aren’t they the cutest thing that you ever did see?

Your grandkids will love making these sweeties because they are so easy to create.
These ingenious hamburger cookies will delight the whole family!

You will almost come out even with the Nilla wafers and the Grasshopper cookies — if Grandpa doesn’t wander in while you are making them and snitch a couple of them. If Grandpa gets carried away eating too many wafers, there will be extra Grasshopper cookies, which means Grandpa will just have to eat those extra cookies, too. (I think he planned it that way . . .)

You won’t use the whole tub of frosting. So, maybe you might want to use the extra on graham crackers if you happen to have those hanging around your house.

These cute little hamburger cookies would be fun to serve at a tea party with the grandkids. They would be fun for a birthday party. They would be fun as a treat at a summer picnic. (Summer is just around the corner, you know!)

Heck, they’d be fun ANY time!

Your grandkids will think you are the coolest grandma because you have the best cookies around!


22 thoughts on “The Cutest Ever Hamburger Cookies

  • Rhonda Gales

    What a cute idea. My grandchildren would love these Hamburger Cookies, lol. I’m pinning this post to my Fun Kid’s Food Ideas Pinterest Board. Please share these great ideas on my Sunday’s Best Linkup Party. Your posts are so inspirational, I know my readers would love them.

  • Nina Lewis Post author

    Hi Sarah,

    Thanks for your kind words. These are great fun to make — and eat! Thanks for dropping by. I really appreciate it.


  • Sarah R.

    Oh my gosh. How ADORABLE. I love that you shared this with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday- see you again this weekend I hope?

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

  • Nina Lewis Post author


    Thanks for your sweet words. They are fun cookies, aren’t they? But then I’m a little prejudice. Thanks for dropping by!


  • Aspen Jay

    How cute and such a clever idea! And what a fun cookie creation to ask the kids to help assembling. Thanks for sharing at the Talented Tuesday Link Party!

  • swathi

    Delicious cookies, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning, tweeting and sharing in google plus.

  • Zan

    So cute Nina! Such a great idea. I bet the kids enjoyed them. Thanks for sharing with us at the Home Matters Linky party. We love having you and hope you join us again!

  • Lou Lou Girls

    Hello beautiful! Super cute. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7pm because we love to party with you! Happy Memorial Day! Lou Lou Girls

  • Nina Lewis Post author

    Hi Lisa,
    I certainly hope you can find something similar in England so that you can make these little cookies. They are so fun!

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting.

    All the best,

  • Lisa

    These are absolutely freaking adorable. I’m going to have to try and find British alternatives and give these a go!

  • Nina Lewis Post author

    Joyce, you were probably the hit of the day with your daughter’s class. I have taken some to work and my college-aged student employees have loved them, too! I haven’t seen the idea of making French fries out of a pound cake. What a hoot! I’ll have to do that the next time I make these little cookies!

  • Joyce

    I’ve made a version of these before as a classroom treat on a daughter’s “snack day.” The kids’ eyes just lit up and they really savored them! A refreshing change from the usual bagged “Ding Dongs” or whatever they had in those carefree days of mega-sugar overload! You can also cut pound cake into French fry shapes to accompany these!

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