Prep 15 mins
Cook 11 mins
I made these for my daughters birthday a few years ago and they were a big hit. They take a bit more effort than the recipes that call for vanilla wafers and chocolate candy, but they are worth it. Recipe is from Taste of Home magazine
Cookie burgers dough
- 1 (22 1/3 ounce) package sugar cookie mix
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon water
- 1 (10 ounce) package peanut butter chips or 1 (10 ounce) package butterscotch chips
- 3⁄4 cup flaked coconut
- 5 -6 drops green food coloring
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine, softened
- 2 2⁄3 cups powdered sugar
- 1⁄2 cup baking cocoa
- 1⁄4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Combine cookie mix, eggs, oil, and water; mix well.
- Stir in peanut butter or butterscotch chips.
- Shape into 1-1/4 inch balls; place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 9 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Remove to wire racks to cool.
- For topping, mix together coconut and food coloring in a plastic "ziplock"-type baggie; knead through baggie until until all coconut is green.
- For filling, mix together all filling ingredients in a mixing bowl; beat until smooth.
- Frost the bottoms of 1/2 of the cookies; sprinkle with colored coconut.
- Top with remaining cookies and gently squeeze together.
I hate to give this a 3 star but it was just ok for us. The cookie burger dough was to thin to roll in our hands after adding the oil and water so we used a small ice cream scoop. The cookies ended up spreading all over the cookie sheet and we had to cut them into circles after they were done cooking. The kids loved doing the green coconut. The taste was just ok for us.
I made this with my kindergarten class today and they were great! I used a Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix and used butterscotch chips. The cookies really looked like little buns. They were really good and so cute!