Hamburger Cookies & Cream Cheese Icing

by Cindi Sutter, Founder of The Spirited Table

Teamwork and tasting is essential!



  • 1 c. flaked coconut
  • Green, yellow & red food coloring
  • 1 batch Cream Cheese Icing (below)
  • 1 package vanilla wafers
  • 1 package chocolate mint cookies
  • 1 T. water
  • 2 t. light corn syrup
  • Sesame seeds


  1. Combine 1 cup flaked coconut and green food coloring; until it reminds you of lettuce. Set aside.  In 3 separate bowls mix about 1/2c. of white icing with red, green, and yellow food coloring. 
  2. Spread about 1/2 t. of white icing onto flat side of a vanilla wafer. Top with a mint-flavored cookie, pressing GENTLY to show icing around edges.
  3. Spread about 1/2 t. of red icing and 1/2 t. of yellow icing on the flat side of a second vanilla wafer and top with green coconut. Press on top of the chocolate cookie gently pressing to show red, yellow and white icing all around. 
  4. Mix 1 T. water and corn syrup; brush lightly over the top of cookie (don't overdo this or the cookie will be soggy); sprinkle with sesame seeds, and let glaze dry.  
  5. Repeat with the remaining icing and cookies. Makes about 3 dozen. 
  6. Keebler Grasshopper Fudge  Cookies preferred. 


  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 4 oz. unsalted butter
  • 4 c. powdered sugar (add more for desired consistency)
  • 2 t. vanilla


  1. Beat on highest speed till fluffy.  

Recipe adapted from Southern Living 2000 - Annual Recipes