Hot Dog Cookies

Are these the cutest cookies EVER?!?! Not to toot my own horn. Don’t get me wrong. I didn’t invent this recipe. I just stole it =o) But how could I NOT steal it, right?!?!
After I saw this cookie on Raina’s blog The Garden of Yum I knew this was the next cookie I was making. Should I mention I’ve made 8 batches so far. I know! I’m nuts! But when a friend of mine saw them she asked me to make 4 batches for her. They are that cute, I’m telling you! And the perfect summer cookie!
Here’s what you will need:
* 3/4 cup butter
* 1/4 cup sugar
* 1/4 cup brown sugar
* 1 egg yolk
* 1 3/4 cup flour
* 3/4 t. baking powder
* 1/8 t. salt
* red, green and yellow food coloring
* vanilla frosting (I just used the cake frosting from the store)
Cream together the butter, sugar and egg yolk. Slowly add the flour, baking powder and salt and mix well. (You know the drill. Put all the dry indregients into another bowl and mix them first.)
The original recipe said to refrigerate it before you colored the “hot dog” dough but that was too stinkin’ hard. So I took 1/3 of the dough and colored it. You do this by adding 40 drops of red food coloring and 5 drops of green food coloring. I know it seems like a lot but it makes the perfect hot dog color. See?

Now refrigerate the dough for 4 hours.

It’s really easy to shape this cookies. Make the “buns” about 2 or so inches long. I just used my pinky to put an indent down the center.

Make the hot dogs the same size as the buns.

Here’s what they look like on the pan (before cooking!) Don’t put them inthe oven now. You will need to freeze them for about 20 minutes. This step is important. If you don’t, they spread out too much. How do I know this? From experience. (I ate that batch!)

Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes. Time will depend on the size of your cookies.

How cute are these?!?!?

After they have cooled off. Color the frosting red and yellow (for ketcup and mustard).

And there you have it! Hot dogs for dessert! My new favorite cookie!

I have to add that these cookies also taste wonderful. So many cookies I’ve made look great but only taste mediocre. These are awesome. Did I mention I made 8 batches of them. I ate 2 of them (the cookies, not the batches) for breakfast this morning. =o)

Oops, I almost forget to add. This recipe doesn’t make very many cookies (like 14 maybe.) I don’t know about you but that’s not enough. So I doubled it each time.


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  1. These are awesome! My kids so want to make these! Thanks!

  2. These are the cutest cookies ever, Erin! And I can confirm that they are delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Those are amazing!! My kids would love them!

  4. Cute! Thanks for the heads up to double them.

  5. These are super cute! I can’t wait to try these and the s’mores brownies! I am a new follower and I hope you also come check out my blog

  6. Those are sooo cute! I’m definitely saving this idea!

  7. too cute! I love the ketchup and mustard frosting!

  8. “Hot DOG” those are so dang cute! LOVE THEM!!! Jenn

  9. These are amazing!! What a fun idea. I’m already trying to think of occasions to try them out with. Thanks so much for sharing and linking with tasty tuesdays.

  10. Love this 🙂 I’ll have to make it with my daughter!

  11. These are seriously so cute! I can’t believe it. We are definitely making these. Thanks for linking to Messy Monday and for always leaving me such nice comments. I love to hear when others try my stuff. It just makes me happy.

  12. Super cute! My boys would love those!
    Thanks for sharing!
    ~Liz from HoosierHomemade AND Blog Party 🙂

  13. Never have I been this excited about a cookie before! You’re right about their cuteness. I’m definitely trying these. My daughter would love to help make them! I never thought I’d see the day when a hotdog made my mouth water (I’m a vegetarian).

  14. Those are adorable! They would be perfect for a bbq! Thanks for sharing!

  15. These are super cute! And they look like real little hotdogs. LOL My kids would love these. Thanks for linking up with me for Tasty Tuesday this week! 🙂

  16. These are sooo darn cute! Great idea!! Loving your blog!


  17. Those are soooooooo cute!!!

  18. These are the cutest cookies ever!

  19. What a fabulous idea!!! I am definitely going to make some of these….when the weather cools down a bit…maybe Labor Day 🙂

  20. You’re right! These are the cutest cookies ever!

  21. So have you ever seen Cake Boss? This looks just like something he would do. I am going to be throwing a baseball party in a few weeks and this would be fabulous to have.

    Thanks so much for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog.

  22. These look great! I am so glad you enjoyed making them. Still cannot believe you made eight Great idea to color the dough before freezing. Thanks for linking back!

  23. adorably adorable!

  24. Linked over from ponytailsandfishscales. LOVE this idea! My kids will love it! If we do it I will link back to you.

  25. those are just too cute….I know my girls would love them! thanks so much for sharing

  26. Oh my goodness!!! These are soo fun! I can’t wait to make these with my daughter. She will love them. Thanks for sharing.

  27. Very cool! I’m definitely a cookie lover, and these are very cute!

  28. Oh my goodness. How cute are those?? I’m starting a new sew along, come check it out at!

  29. What a treat to come across your blog! Now following from New Friend Fridays. These are the cutest cookies I’ve ever seen!

  30. They look so real… hotdogish…..very creative! Thanks for sharing at It’s Party Time Thursday@PonyTails&FishScales!

  31. Those are toooo cute!
    Just the project I need for my niece.
    It’s a friday’s favorite 🙂

  32. These ARE adorable!!! Thanks for the recipe and tutorial!

  33. So cute! Thanks for linking up!!!


  34. These look awesome! I’m going to make these. Thank you so much for the recipe and instructions! I’m visiting you with afomft, and I hope you visit me too!

  35. OH my these are so cute!! They crack me up they look so real!!

  36. These ARE the cutest cookies ever! What an awesome idea!

  37. So cute – my kids would love making & eating these!! Would love if you linked these to my Craftastic party on Monday:)

  38. Great idea! I want to try it sometime.

  39. Those are adorable!! My kids are drooling over these right now…
    Visiting from

  40. Those are awesome! I’d love to make those to take to a cookout. Thanks so much for sharing your secrets. I can’t wait to try them!

  41. very very cute!!

  42. What cute cookies! We’re so glad you joined us for another great Anything Related party!

  43. So adorable! This is such a cute idea! I love the ketchup and mustard. Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase – I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  44. Adorable! I just may have to give them a try.


  45. Those are so stinkin’ cute….I can’t stand it. I am going to have to make some ASAP. Lisa~

  46. Hi Erin. Just wanted to let you know I featured this today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! Hope you have a great week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  47. Adorable!!!

  48. They turned out awesome!! Thanks for sharing and linking up!

  49. how cute! I wish I had seen this before so I could have made them for our 4th of July picnic 🙂

  50. I’ve made these a couple times now, and they’re a huge hit! Plus it’s fun to let the kids help out with the hot dog rolling. Thanks for posting the recipe!

  51. Anonymous says:

    Love it! I am so saving this recipe for my son’s april fool’s birthday ideas!

  52. You have such great ideas! These are so cute!

  53. I saw this on Singing with the Bird. What a cute idea, especially for a summer BBQ party.

  54. These are adorable, and what a way to confuse the heck out of your guests, lol. What a riot. Another great idea, and you make it look so simple, heck your daughter makes it look so simple. 🙂

  55. These are beyond cute. Kids would absolutely love them.

  56. Yes, those are really fun! And for Christmas, you could do green, like relish and the red catchup. My boys love hot dogs, so these would be a hit around here.

  57. These are so cute!!! Thanks for linking up to our 12 weeks of cookies!! Would you like to bake along with us? We would love to have you! If so, email me at and I will send you a few things. Thanks!

  58. these are so cute! Perfect for a summer BBQ. Love them.

  59. These really look like fun … am gonna try these out for the next party … can’t wait! 🙂

  60. Those are the cutest things ever!

  61. Well I have to bookmark these for the Summer time. They are adorable!

  62. These are so cute! they stood out so much among the linky thumbnails that i had to wander here!

  63. This would be great ot make for my class. They love when I bake for them. Can you imagine their faces when I bring in such an adorable cookie?

  64. Seriously twisted – in a good way! Too stinkin’ cute!

  65. Hi Erin! these are super cute! thanks for visiting my blog! hope you have a great evening!

  66. These are most definitely the cutest cookies ever!! Thanks so much for linking them up to Tailgating Time – too perfect! 🙂

  67. Hi there, I was this as a thumbnail at Martha’s Tailgating Time and just HAD to come over and check these out. I am a huge fan of REAL hot dogs, so cookies that LOOK like hot dogs?!? Awesome! I am bookmarking this!!! I don’t blame you for stealing the recipe since now I will be stealing it from you! 😉

  68. Oh my gosh! These are just too stinkin’ cute!!!

  69. Haha, that’s great. 🙂 Thanks for linking these up!

  70. These are just SOOOOO Cute. i do an annual neighborhood BBQ and these are going on my buffet for sure!

    What a great post!