Guess whose birthday it is…
My mister is turning the big 26, and in order to celebrate I decided to make him one of his favorite desserts.
But before I get to the dessert..I need to tell you a little something about Finn. See, my man has a love for burgers. And when I say love, I mean it. He’s the kinda guy that goes out to eat and orders a burger…no matter the time of day. He attempts to try different cuisines, but somehow his eyes always beeline towards the burger section of every single menu. What can I say, he is a carnivore through and through!
He actually isn’t a dessert guy at all. But when it comes to birthdays, I just feel like there needs to be dessert if you want to have a true celebration! Anyone else feel that way?
That’s where my mom’s mini hamburger cookies come into play!
Here’s what you need for this creative and oh-so-easy recipe!
Nilla wafers make for some fluffy hamburger buns.
Thin mints or grasshoppers can be squished in between the buns to make a nice little meat patty. (Thinking of chocolate and meat makes me a little queasy…)
The icing is a critical part of this “recipe.”
It holds the sandwich together…
And the icing also makes for some realistic toppings. Win…win.
The final step to really make these “burgers” look real…the sesame seed bun!
Simply swipe some honey on the top bun, and shake on a few sesame seeds.
For extra credit you can even get your own hamburger wrappers! I simply went to McDonald’s and asked for 10-20 unused ones. I didn’t know if they would actually give them to me…but I guess I’m a good sweet talker 🙂
You could cut up the paper and wrap each individual burger to make them extra authentic!
I think the birthday boy approves of my little birthday treat!
In fact, I even overheard him singing the “Big Mac” song.
“Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions – all on a sesame seed bun.”
He now has a yummy snack to bring to work!
I’ve gotta say..this is my kind of “baking”
So has anyone ever seen these cute hamburger cookies before? Do you have a special birthday treat that you make for your loved ones?