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Burger Bliss


Burger Bliss

Burger Bliss

Yield

Makes 2 dozen sandwich cookies

Ingredients

1 package (18 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Beaten egg white and sesame seeds (optional)
1/2 (18-ounce) package refrigerated sugar cookie dough*
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Red, yellow and green decorating icings

*Reserve remaining dough for another use.

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheets. For buns, remove dough from wrapper; place in large bowl. Let dough stand at room temperature about 15 minutes.
  2. Add peanut butter, flour, brown sugar and vanilla to dough in bowl; beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Shape into 48 (1-inch) balls; place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 14 minutes or until lightly browned. If desired, remove cookies from oven after 10 minutes; brush half of cookies with egg white and sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired. Return to oven 4 minutes to finish baking and brown sesame seeds. Remove from oven. Cool on cookie sheets 2 to 3 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
  4. For burgers, remove 1/2 package of dough from wrapper. Beat dough, cocoa, brown sugar and vanilla in large bowl at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Shape into 24 (1-inch) balls; place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Flatten cookies with tines of fork to a 1/4-inch thickness with a diameter slightly larger than buns.
  5. Bake 12 minutes or until firm. Cool on cookie sheets 2 to 3 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
  6. To assemble, use icing to attach burgers to flat sides of 24 buns; pipe red, yellow and green icings on burgers. Top with remaining buns.

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