I love a good BBQ. The way the the charcoal makes the hamburgers and hot dogs taste is a classic summer flavor that is known by all of us. Another flavor we all enjoy is a good sugar cookie with royal icing. Sometimes I want to enjoy a good BBQ without ants and misquotes and these BBQ cookies are perfect. You can even add a little corn on the cob to complete the feast. To make the hamuburger buns and hot dog buns look more realistic, you can airbrush around the edges before you make the tomato, patty and lettuce. It makes a world of difference.
Supplies for BBQ Cookies:
Hot Dog Cookies:
Hot Dog Cutter or you can hand cut like I did. More on that later.
Lemon Yellow Icing
Hot Dog Weenie Color- 4 Parts of Chocolate Brown, 1 drop of Super Red and 2 drops of Terra-cotta
Circle Cookie Cutter – Trim the side edges to make it look like a corn on the cobb shape
Lemon Yellow Icing
All colors of icing is 15 second icing in a piping bag fitted with a #2 decorating tip except for the green icing for the lettuce. It is thick icing in a piping bag fitted with a #102 rose tip.
I took a few pictures out of order so I am going to just go with what I have. Outline the top and bottom of the hamburger bun with the ivory icing. While the top bun is wet, sprinkle them with the yellow non-pareiles. Let it dry for about an hour before you airbrush them.
Before we go any farther, I though I would show you how easy it is to add airbrushing to a cookie. I think you will agree that the airbrushing adds the perfect amount of detail to the hamburger and hot dog buns.
See. I told you my pictures were a little messed up. Sorry about that.
Once the buns are airbrushed, outline and flood the tomato with the red icing. Let it dry and then outline and flood the hamburger patty with the chocolate brown icing. While it is wet, add few dots or zig zag lines with the black icing or a food safe marker. Let it dry before you add the lettuce.
To add the lettuce, use the #102 tip to pipe a few wavy lines on the tomato. Let the cookie dry completely.
I love making hot dog cookies but, I don’t have a hot dog cookie cutter. I find some clip art I like on line and then hand cut the cookies. It would be much easier if I buy a cutter and I will one day but for now, I hand cut. If you would like more information on hand cutting cookie dough, you should read this post on How to Hand Cut Cookie Dough.
Outline and flood the bun of the hot dog. Let it dry for about an hour before you airbrush the edges.
Next, outline and flood the weenie with the weenie color.
Next, add a little yellow icing to resemble mustard and let the cookies dry completely.
Have you ever made corn cookies? It is so fun! You really should give them a try. All you need is yellow icing and little patience. Make a row of corn kernels leaving space in between each kernel. Then, skip space and make another row on each side. Let it dry for about 20 minutes. Then, go back and fill in more kernels leaving space for the next kernels. Repeat until you have a full piece of corn.
Okay, I really like these cookies. I think I like them so much because I love the buns! I think the airbrushing adds something that gives these cookies a little something special. The corn adds the right amount of color to make this a platter your guests will remember and want you to make every summer.Who knows, we may end up having more BBQ’s without all the flies, misquotes and ants.