How to Make Mini Hamburger Cookies

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?


How to Make Mini Hamburger Cookies

Hamburger Cookies Happy Birthday Candles
Here’s what you need for this creative and oh-so-easy recipe!

Hamburger Cookies

These creative cookies are super adorable and the perfect treat! Finn loves these cookies, so they're a great way to celebrate his birthday. Have fun with this easy recipe!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 1 Package of Nilla wafters
  • 1 Thin Mint or Grasshopper Cookies
  • Green, red, and yellow icing
  • Sesame seeds
  • Honey


  • Take two Nilla wafers and put a dot of frosting on the surface to hold the peppermint patty cookie in place.
  • Place the thin mint cookie or peppermint patty between two Nilla wafers.
  • For condiments and dressing, use the frosting! Green for lettuce, red for ketchup, and yellow for mustard.
  • Swipe a little honey over the top of the Nilla wafer, then sprinkle with a few sesame seeds. This makes your cookie look like a mini bun!
Keyword Hamburger Cookies

Ingredients for Mini Hamburger Cookies

Cookies Icing Honey Sesame Seeds
Nilla Wafer Cookies
Nilla wafers make for some fluffy hamburger buns.
Grasshopper Cookies as patty
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…)
Red Yellow Green Icing
The icing is a critical part of this “recipe.”
Using Icing to put sandwich together
It holds the sandwich together…
Red Yellow Green Icing
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!
Honey and sesame seeds buns
Simply swipe some honey on the top bun, and shake on a few sesame seeds.
Mini Hamburger Cookie
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! This is definitely my kind of baking!
Mini Hamburger Cookies on a plate
Hamburger Cookies


Looking for other desserts to try? These chocolate chip cookies are dreamy, along with this white chocolate peppermint bark!

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