Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Mini Vanilla Shakes with Apple Pie French fries and Hamburger Cookies


My son is always at a pool, the beach, basketball courts, tennis courts, batting cages or Big Air (a trampoline park) but somehow he has an unbelievable amount of time to play video games. It is a struggle to keep him off the video games. So I thought he might like to help me make the hamburger cookies. I was wrong. But he did enjoy eating them!


These are super simple to make!

Ingredients:

Vanilla Wafers

Keebler Mint Grasshopper Cookies

or

York Peppermint Patties

Red, Yellow and Green Icing

Directions:

Using a Grasshopper cookie or York Peppermint Patty (the hamburger)  put a little red(ketchup) , yellow(mustard)  or green (lettuce) icing on top of the hamburger - top with a Vanilla Wafer.

Turn the hamburger over and add a different color of icing and another Vanilla Wafer. Try to get the icing to ooze a little bit over the hamburger so that the color shows a little.


This is a fun and easy treat for the kids to make!



A basket of Apple Pie Fries! Yum!

Ingredients:

Pre-made Pie Crusts like Pillsbury

1 1/2 cups Apple Pie filing

1 egg

Granulated sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out the pie crusts. Put the apple pie filling into a food processor and press pulse until most of the chunks are removed and the mixture resembles apple sauce.


I despise cleaning out my food processor. Today I used my mini food processor.


Spread the apple pie mixture over the pie crust.


Top with the second pie crust.


Now crack an egg in a small bowl and add a splash a water. Mix well and brush the egg mixture over the top crust.



Sprinkle the top crust with granulated sugar.


Using a fluted pastry cutter - start cutting out your Apple Pie French Fries. Carefully place the fries onto  a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Until the fries are golden brown.


Now put some vanilla ice cream into some small juice cups or shot glasses. It will get melty and you can add a few Apple Pie Fries, a dollop of whipped cream and serve with some Hamburger Cookies.


Yum! A fun summer dessert!