Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Hot Dog Cookies

Happy first week of 2011! I'm back from my post Christmas baking break. I've just taken down my Christmas baking timetable off the fridge (seriously I made a timetable) and am ready for a new year of baking and blogging.

I am so happy with how these cookies turned out! They look adorable.
These were a birthday treat for one of the guys at work, he is a big hot dog fan and loved the cookies.

Happy Birthday Scott.

I had originally intended to make hot dog sugar cookies but was so very very glad to find this recipe, it was way to hot to be rolling dough. These tasty shortbread were quick and easy to make, the only time consuming part was chilling the dough.

The original recipe said that this mix makes 17, I only got 14 but my cookies may have been a little larger. Instead of using bought icing, I used royal icing for the sauce and mustard and left out the green coconut (coloured coconut weirds me out)

Hotdog Cookies (Recipe from Taste of home)

For the cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
red food colouring

To make the cookies- Cream together butter, confectioners sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl until light and fluffy. Stir in the flour until dough is smooth.

Remove one third of the mixture into a second bowl, add a little red food colouring at a time until the desired sausage colour is achieved.

Cover both bowls of dough and refrigerate for 1 hour.

line a cookie tray with baking paper. Preheat oven to 180 degrees c.

To make the sausages divide the red dough into 14 portions. Roll each piece into a 3 inch long sausage shape.

To make the buns, divide the white dough into 14 portions and shape into 3 inch rolls. Press center of buns with the handle of a knife to create the slice for the sausages. Gently place the dough sausages into the open dough buns.

Move the cookies to the baking tray, spacing them 2 inches apart. Bake cookies 12-15 minutes, until firm and lightly golden.

Allow cookies to cool on trays before piping on the ketchup and mustard icing.

For the Icing

1 cup icing sugar
1 tablespoon meringue powder
red food colouring
yellow food colouring

To make the Icing- In a small bowl mix together icing sugar, meringue powder and a little water at a time to form a think paste. Continue mixing until icing is smooth.

Divide the icing into two bowls, colour one half red and one half yellow.

Using a fine piping tip, pipe a zigzag of red and yellow icing onto each hotdog cookie, allow to set.


  1. These look so realistic! I thought you had used fondant for them. I'm sure your co-worker really appreciated them; that's very sweet of you.

    Look forward to seeing more of your recipes in 2011. You are so good to have them planned out!

  2. These look amazing! Best cookie of the year! So fun and totally realistic, I love the mustard. x

  3. I was so confused when I saw this in my dashboard feed... they looked to real! What a lovely, simple recipe - they turned out perfectly :)

  4. Outstanding! Love them, such a clever idea.
    (PS I had a Christmas baking schedule too lol)

  5. These are fantastic. So funny. Love them.

  6. Coolest cookies EVER! I made these a while back and they were a huge hit! And totally tasty!

  7. They're shortbread???!! That's so cool, I was totally fooled at first. Fabulous job with the cookies. Can't stop showing people the pics!

  8. These are so adorable! Love how the icing looks like ketchup and mustard in their squeeze bottles :)

  9. I had to do a double take when I first saw the picture. They look so realistic! Great work!

  10. Very nice cookies!!! Great work and great look!

    Saludos desde Barcelona!


  11. Your blog is my new fave baking blog :D LOVE these cookies.

  12. I love this looked so real to me at first sight. my little girl said mommy we have got to make these she is 5. so I know what we will be having for a picnic soon..thanks so much for sharing.

  13. I was about to say something on this topic. But now i can see that everything on this topic is very amazing and mind blowing, so i have nothing to say here. I am just going through all the topics and being appreciated. Thanks for sharing.

  14. What is the cooking temperature? It says to preheat oven to 180 you cook them then at that temp? Seems too low. Mine ran and got too big

  15. I just made these hot dog cookies for my Chiweenie dog's adoption party and they are delicious! Thank you for sharing them, especially showing the process through the photos.

  16. I love these cookies they are easy to make thank you for sharing they are a big hit