4th of July is prime time for fireworks, fests, parades, red, white and blue, the Taste of Chicago (if you’re from Chicago), and grilling. Hot dogs and hamburgers are a must over the holiday weekend, and pretty much throughout the whole summer. But here’s one burger you can’t make on a grill! And this is my idea of a burger. Nilla wafers, a chocolate cookie, frosting and coconut. What a great combo and what a cute dessert to bring to a 4th of July party! These are much better than the beef version in my opinion.
My mom used to make Hamburger Cookies all the time when we were kids so I thought everybody was familiar with Hamburger Cookies. But I don’t think that’s the case. Have you ever seen them? I know my friend Jen is familiar because she made them last year for a summer BBQ. But anybody else out there? Maybe it’s a neighborhood thing? I’m not sure. Regardless, it’s not too late to whip these up for your weekend parties.
Yield: 10 assembled hamburgers
20 Nilla Wafers
10 Oreo Fudge Creams
½ cup frosting, separated in 2
¼ cup coconut
handful of sesame seeds
green, yellow and red food coloring
1 egg white, for egg wash
Take a ½ cup of regular white frosting and divide it equally into 2 bowls. Mix red food coloring in one and yellow in the other to make ketchup and mustard. In another bowl mix a few drops of green food coloring with ¼ cup coconut. Add the food colorings slowly until you reached the color you want.
To assemble your burgers, start with a Nilla Wafer. Add a pea-sized amount of frosting to the flat side of the Nilla Wafer, then secure the Oreo on top. Top the Oreo with a bit of “ketchup,” “mustard,” and “lettuce.” Then place another Nilla Wafer on top, the flat sides of the Nilla Wafers should be facing eachother.
In a small bowl prepare your egg white wash. On the top of your “hamburger bun” place just enough egg white wash for a few sesame seeds to stick.
Best served the same day.
Source: A Live Love Pasta Original