April Fools' Day Treats: Hamburger Cookies

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Looking for a great April Fools' Day treat to share with family and friends?  Look no further.  We make these little hamburger cookies every year for the kids to share in their school classes and although you'd think that the same trick would get old year after year, they never fail to be a  hit for everyone!   The best part about this April Fools' day fake-out, is that they're also super easy to make!   How easy?  Watch this....
Looks like a nice plate of delicious grilled sliders, doesn't it?

In reality it is:

Vanilla wafers
Keebler Grasshopper cookies
Red icing 
( I recommend buying pre-made red icing, since red is hard to make with food coloring)
Yellow icing (
I couldn't find any yellow icing this year, so we made ours with white icing and yellow food coloring)
Sesame seeds

Orange juice concentrate
or corn syrup (we used corn syrup)

Put a good sized gob of frosting on each vanilla wafer (one for the "ketchup", one for the "mustard")

Sandwich together like this.

Using a pastry brush, brush over the top a small amount of orange juice concentrate or corn syrup (heated in the microwave for 10 seconds).  Sprinkle on the sesame seeds.

Voila! A very realistic miniature hamburger.

Have fun tricking your family and friends. 

Click here for printable recipe.



Jo April 1, 2009 at 12:22 AM  

OMG these are ACE!! Will definately do them this weekend but also have a birthday party coming up soon and these will be such a treat!!

Donna-FFW April 1, 2009 at 8:56 AM  

Oh, what an awesome idea!! For any day! Kids would love them..

Charlene April 1, 2009 at 11:05 AM  

what a wonderful and sweet treat to share with the kids!!!

Deanne April 1, 2009 at 1:51 PM  

These are so cute. I'm impressed that you actually made them. I saw these on the Family Fun website and decided they were too much work. Are the kids actually fooled?

Instead I decided to try the "cupcakes for dinner" that are really meatloaf in cupcake tins with colored mashed potatoes as the frosting. We'll see how it goes...

Coleens Recipes April 2, 2009 at 2:27 PM  

These are SO cute...excellent for the grandkids.

Heather Ashby March 28, 2011 at 2:37 PM  

My mom has done these every year since I was a kid and they are always a hit! She uses frozen orange juice concentrate to adhere the sesame seeds and it works like a charm.

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