Monday, December 13, 2010

The 2010 Holiday Goodie Tour with Danielle Thorne: Cheeseburger Cookies!?

I have a special treat for us today. (And I do mean "treat"!) Fellow Sweetest Romance Author Danielle Thorne is stopping by JDP NEWS on her 2010 Goodie Tour to share an easy Christmas recipe with us. Welcome to JDP NEWS, Danielle!


Happy Holidays, Joyce, to you and your readers! I'm really excited to be visiting with you on my 2010 Goodie Tour – I just know you will love these adorable Cheeseburger Cookies that were brought to one of my Cookie Exchanges years ago. They are cute, with a big "wow" factor! And yes, they won Best In Show.

I love sharing sweet treats to go with my sweet reads, so check out the easy recipe below. You won't be able to decide what's more fun, making them or eating them!


Vanilla Wafers
Keebler Grasshopper Cookies
Sesame Seeds
Red, yellow and green icing in squeezable tubes

Directions: Add a drop of honey on to two Vanilla Wafers (Your buns). Sandwich a Keebler Grasshopper cookie in-between them, honey side down, to hold them together. (Your hamburger "patty.") Decorate the "patty" edges with small touches of frosting to represent ketchup/tomato, cheese and lettuce. Brush the top of the "cheeseburger" with honey and sprinkle on a few sesame seeds. Ta-da! You have an adorable, tasty, "cheeseburger" cookie.

In the photo, note that some of the cookies have been wrapped in donated cheeseburger wrappers, cut into fourths, from McDonald's. Talk about presentation!

Now, if you'd like a little get away this holiday season to go with your cool cookies, dive into BY HEART AND COMPASS and get your pirate fix! Or, check out my other sweet sea adventures and romances at:!

When Lacey Whitman buys a restored Victorian home, she never dreams discovering an antique diary will lead her back to sea and into the arms of the dive bum she’d rather forget. Her habit of living in the past comes to a screeching halt as diver Max Bertrand and the diary of his ancestor take Lacey on the quest of a lifetime: To discover and raise the privateer ship, Specter, and bring the treasure and legacy of a true hero home again. But will finding it cost her heart?

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Happy Holidays!

Danielle Thorne


Aren't those "cheeseburgers" adorable? And so yummy sounding, too! Absolutely perfect for a non-baker like me. Thank you so much for joining us today, Danielle. Visit Danielle's website to find the links to the rest of her Goodie Tour for more delicious Christmas recipes!


Gail Pallotta said...

I've read one of Danielle's books, and she's such a good writer. The cheeseburger cookies sound yummy, and what fun they would be for kids to make during the holidays.

JoAnn said...

What a unique goodie! I've enjoyed reading several blogs as your on your "Goodie Tour." You have some great ideas... now to find the time to squeeze in making a few in the next remaining 12 days before Christmas. :)

Can you believe it's almost here?

Danielle Thorne said...

Thank you so much for dropping by Gail and JoAnn. I really appreciate it. And no, JoAnn, I can't believe Christmas is almost here. I have my recipes all at the ready, even have the cookie cutters out, but I haven't started baking yet. It will be a whirlwind Christmas week!

Angie said...

Those are so cute! We'll have to try those.

Danielle Thorne said...

Enjoy, Angie! I don't care for mint, so this year I'm going to find a cookie substitute for the patties--something chocolaty. They are so dang cute though--hard to eat them!

Joyce DiPastena said...

That's what I love about this goodie idea, cookie cutters or baking necessary! And if you find a chocolaty substitute for mint, let me know. I'd prefer a chocolate "pattie", too!

Miss Mae said...

Oh my, all that sweetness in one bite! Did you create this, Danielle?

Danielle Thorne said...

Hi Miss Mae. No, these little cookies weren't my idea--I had a friend bring them to a Cookie Exchange at my home a few years ago. Just the cutest things I've ever seen!

Anne Patrick said...

What a neat recipie. Thanks, Danielle and Joyce!

Lisa Lickel said...

Oh, excellent! I was looking for one more different thing to make for my "bars" dessert after Christmas dinner. Way cute.

lastnerve said...

Those cheeseburger cookies are amazing! HOW CUTE! And Danielle IS an outstanding author!

Big hugs to you both. I'm making out the list to make cheeseburger cookies with my kids now.


kbrebes said...

Glad I took a look at cookies and book! Thanks!

Valerie Ipson said...

Fun cookies. A perfect cookie for kids to help make!

Renae W. Mackley said...

Clever. Thanks for the photo so we could see the effect.