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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Crabby Patty Cookies!

Maybe you've seen hamburger cookies around???
I've seen them around so many places that I don't even remember where I first saw them.

The first time I made them I wanted to make sure they really looked like hamburgers.
So, I asked my niece {whose 5} if she could tell what they are.
and she said {in a voice as if to day "duh! of course I do"}
"Crabby Patties!"

They were such a big hit the first time that my sister called me up a few weeks later asking for the recipe because her hubby was requesting them. {he he he!}
Funny right!?
And so, from day one until forever, they will be known as crabby patty cookies!
{That's right - Crabby Patties - like from Sponge Bob!}
 The first time I made them I spent hours making tons of tiny {i mean seriously tiny} sugar cookies to be my "buns", but I have since come up with an infinitely better idea!

Here is what you will need to make them;
  • Vanilla Wafer cookies {these replace the sugar cookies that I originally made}
  • Some kind of chocolate covered cookies - Chocolate covered Oreos would work but I prefer Grasshoppers because they are cheaper and you get more for your $$
  • Icing - You will need red, yellow, and green - or you can just use white + food coloring.  The icing is going to be your ketchup, mustard, and lettuce - and its gonna be awesome! :)

So... a crabby patty is made in a few easy steps.  
I mean seriously easy!
1. Start with two vanilla wafers and one grasshopper.
2. Put a little icing on the bottom wafer {rounded side out} and "glue" your grasshopper cookie to the bottom wafer.
3. Start topping your"patty" with your different colored icing.
 There really is no rhyme or reason to it, just make sure to put lots of icing near the edge of the cookie so that it oozes out once you put the top cookie on.
See how you only see a little of each color, but just enough!
We made a whole bunch!
I had lots of help from my little sister, even my teenage brothers helped!  And they had fun! :)
Now just a little note - I wasn't exactly sure at first how they would be with the vanilla wafers as the bun since they are crunchy.
But the wafers soften up a bit because of the icing and they were perfect... SO much better than making sugar cookies!
But *beware!* these cookies are sweet!  They are delish, but best when eaten one at a time! ;)


Jo said...

What a great idea another way is to tint coconut green to give it a lettuce look Thanks for sharing!

the mom said...

I thought this idea was so cute. I have 2 of my grandchildren for a week and today I told them we were having hamburgers for lunch and they could make their own. They loved them and couldn't believe I would let them eat cookies them for lunch, but I'm the Grandma so I can get away with that!!!!

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