BBQ Cookies -Hot Dogs & Hamburgers

BBQ Cookies- Hot Dogs and Hamburger Cookies

I love a good BBQ because the way the charcoal makes the hamburgers and hot dogs taste is a classic summer flavor. Another flavor we enjoy is a good sugar cookie with royal icing and sometimes BBQ cookies are a great choice because you can eat them inside without ants and misquotes.

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You can even add a little corn on the cob to complete the feast because who doesn’t love corn! To make the hamburger buns and hot dog buns look more realistic, you can airbrush around the edges before you make the tomato, patty, and lettuce because that makes a world of difference.

Supplies for BBQ Cookies:

For the Hamburger:
Hamburger Cutter
Ivory Icing
Yellow Non-Pareils 
Red Icing
Chocolate Brown Icing
Thick Electric Green Icing with a drop of Forest Green
Airbrush Gun and Airimist Color Warm Brown

Hot Dog Cookies:
Hot Dog Cutter or you can hand-cut them as I did. More on that later.
Ivory Icing
Lemon Yellow Icing
Hot Dog Weenie Color- 4 Parts of Chocolate Brown, 1 drop of Super Red and 2 drops of Terra-cotta

Corn Cookies:
Circle Cookie Cutter – Trim the side edges to make it look like corn on the cob shape
Lemon Yellow Icing
White Icing

Sugar Cookie Recipe
Royal Icing Recipe

All colors of icing are 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.

How to make BBQ Cookies

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 nonpareils. Let it dry for about an hour before you airbrush them.

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Before we go any further, I thought 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.

How to Make BBQ Cookies

See. I told you my pictures were a little messed up. Sorry about that.

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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 and let the cookie dry completely.

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I love making hot dog cookies, but I don’t have a hot dog cookie cutter. I find some clip art I like online 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 will hand-cut them. 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 and let it dry for about an hour before you airbrush the edges.

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Next, outline and flood the weenie with the weenie color.

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Next, add a little yellow icing to resemble mustard and let the BBQ cookies dry completely.

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Have you ever made corn on the cob cookies? It is so much fun! You really should give them a try and all you need is yellow icing and little patience. Make a row of corn kernels leaving space in between each kernel. Then, skip the 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, and repeat until you have a full piece of corn.

How to Make BBQ Cookies | The Bearfoot Baker
Okay, I like these BBQ cookies because the buns look great with the airbrushed details. I think the airbrushing adds something that gives these cookies a little something special because it makes them look a little more real. 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 indoor BBQs without all the flies, misquotes, and ants because we didn’t invite them in the first place!

Bear hugs,