Hot Dog Cookies with Relish and Mustard

READY IN: 1hr 45mins




  • Cream butter and sugar together.
  • Beat in flour and vanilla.
  • Remove 1 cup dough.
  • Add red food coloring and knead until well mixed.
  • Cover and chill remaining dough for 1 hour.
  • For hot dogs, divide red dough into 16 portions.
  • Shape into 2 1/2 inch hotdog shapes, rounding ends.
  • Set aside.
  • Divide plain dough into 16 portions.
  • Shape into 3" bun shapes.
  • Make a very deep length-wise groove in the center of each.
  • Smooth edges to form buns.
  • Place 3 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Place hotdogs in buns.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are browned.
  • Cool.
  • Meanwhile, for pickle relish, place the coconut and some green food coloring into a plastic bag.
  • Shake well to color the coconut.
  • Sprinkle the relish around the hotdogs in the buns.
  • For mustard, pipe a curvy stripe of yellow frosting down the middle of each hotdog.