Monday, August 18, 2008

Tiny Treats for Tiny Tots

How adorable are these supersmall burger-themed cookies? Yes, they're cookies masquerading as burgers, and they're really easy to make, too! These are great fun for kid's parties, or even for whimsying up grown-up potlucks, meetings, & BBQs.

Here's what you need:

* nilla wafers (for the "bun")

* green-tinted coconut (lettuce)

* peppermint patties (meat)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Tint your coconut (try shaking it in a plastic bag with a couple drops of food coloring & water) and set that aside. Arrange about 2 dozen wafers, round-side down, on a cookie sheet. Top each with a peppermint patty.* Plop them in the oven for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes just until they start to get a little glossy. Remove, and quickly add on the coconut and top bun. Sprinkle on a few sesame seeds for that "extra-real bunnish" look. You could also skip the whole oven thing altogether and just use tinted frosting to bind your toppings (orange frosting for cheese, red for ketchup, yellow for mustard.) When you're all finished, put them in cutesy cupcake liners... then save some for your guests and... devour the rest yourself!

*Side Note: Please remember that chocolate is for humans only, and should not be shared with any of our furry friends, most especially dogs.

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