Friday, April 01, 2011

Dessert or Dinner?

Hamburger or dessert? 

Dear Diary, 

So, Nixon is feeling better...daddy and mommy on the other hand... not so much. Thanks Nixon for the April Fools joke of spreading your sick germs. Very funny. So, in celebration of April Fools- I made "Dinner out of Dessert" and Nixon and I fooled daddy!! Here is a photo of how they turned out. Wanna try?


  • 4 drops green food coloring
  • 1/4 cup of red frosting
  • 1/4 cup for yellow frosting
  • 1/2 teaspoon water
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 48 vanilla wafers
  • 24 chocolate covered thin mints
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. In a bowl, combine food coloring with a few drops of water. Add coconut and cover the container, shake until coconut is tinted. Set aside.
  3. Place 1/2 of the vanilla wafers, flat side up, in an ungreased cookie sheet. Top each wafer with a peppermint patty. Place in the oven about 1 minute or just until chocolate begins to soften.
  4. Remove cookies from oven and sprinkle each mint with 1/2 teaspoon coconut (for lettuce). Add red and yellow frosting (for ketchup and mustard). Place another vanilla wafer on top and press gently. With a clean paint brush, brush the top of each hamburger with just enough water to moisten so that the sesame seeds will stick when sprinkled on top of each cookie.
Besitos xoxo, 

      The Cookin' Dame

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