Intriguing right? And cute as well. 'Bun' cookies with 'tomato and cheese' icing, they are as yummy to eat as they are to look at. I have made them as an assembly cookie than a baking cookie. Even though you can make all the components at home, even if you just buy readymade cookies and decorate them it will be as much fun to eat! You can also involve your child to put the layers - it will be a creative DIY project for him/her as well.
To color the icing, I have used liquid food color, you can use powdered food color as well, keeping in mind that when you color the coconut be sure to add a few drops of water. Gel food colors will be required in lesser quantities than stated.
24 vanilla wafer cookies or any dome shaped cookie
12 chocolate cookies or any dark colored cookie
1/2 bowl shreded coconut
1 bowl plain icing (recipe below)
Few drops red food coloring
Few drops green food coloring
Few drops yellow food coloring
Pat of butter
Set aside 1 tablespoon of coconut. Take the remaining coconut in a ziploc bag and add green food coloring to it. Shake well to coat all the shavings. This makes your lettuce. Take half the bowl of icing. Add red food color and mix well to make tomatoes. Add yellow color to the remaining icing and mix to make cheese.
Place a vanilla wafer top down and apply some red icing, about 2 mm thick. Next sprinkle some green coconut shavings along the edge of the tomatoes. Next place a chocolate cookie on it. This is the patty. Apply 2 mm layer of yellow icing on this and top with another vanilla cookie.
Brush a little butter on top in the middle and sprinkle some of the coconut on it. Press a little to make sure it sticks to the cookie. These are your sesame seeds on the bun. And your cheeseburger cookie is ready!
Plain icing / frosting
1/4 cup butter at room temperature
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups icing sugar or confectioners sugar
Whisk the butter to aerate. Add the sugar and continue to beat while adding vanilla and milk. Whisk till it becomes a thick and spreadable icing. The amount of milk required may increase or decrease depending upon the weather outside, dry conditions may require more milk.