These little treasures look just like little hot dogs! Perfect for children's parties or sporting events.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 dogs
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Stir in the flour until dough is smooth. Remove 1 cup of dough, then cover and refrigerate remaining dough. Knead the red food coloring into the 1 cup of dough until the color of a hot dog is achieved. Refrigerate all dough for 1 hour.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Divide the red dough into 16 portions. Roll each piece into a 2 1/2 inch long sausage shape. For buns, divide the white dough into 16 portions and shape into 3 inch logs. Slice them almost in half lengthwise. Spread the buns open and place the hot dog doughs inside, leaving buns open. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm. Remove from cookie sheets to cool. In a small jar or plastic bag, combine the coconut and green food coloring. Shake until coconut is evenly colored. Sprinkle over hot dog cookies when cool and make a zig zag with the yellow frosting for mustard.

Nutrition Facts

217 calories; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 16.2g; fat 13.2g; cholesterol 30.5mg; sodium 97.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2008
I used these for a shower I went to where we ate hot dogs. They were such a hit! Everyone thought they were so cute and they are pretty tasty too! After reading the reviews I decided to add a little bit more sugar and they turned out wonderful. I'll definitely use this recipe again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/05/2008
Definite cute factor but the taste was terrible. The driest most tasteless sugar cookie I've ever had. Kids thought they were cool but took one bite and left them on their plates. A disappointment. Read More
(6)
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2008
I used these for a shower I went to where we ate hot dogs. They were such a hit! Everyone thought they were so cute and they are pretty tasty too! After reading the reviews I decided to add a little bit more sugar and they turned out wonderful. I'll definitely use this recipe again. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2007
I baked this cookie for my cub scouts big hit!!! I used some green food with the red to make it look more like a hot dog. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2003
These are adorable cookies! I had a blast making them with my 6 and 3 year olds last night. Very fun and tasty too! I may try to make the dough a bit sweeter w/ some more powdered sugar next time. The cookies just melt in your mouth. This will be on my list to make the next time I get called for cookies for the school. Would likely have to dbl. the recipe for that though. Thumbs up!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/05/2008
Definite cute factor but the taste was terrible. The driest most tasteless sugar cookie I've ever had. Kids thought they were cool but took one bite and left them on their plates. A disappointment. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2002
Really cute! The 1st grade class loved them for their year end party. I made them with the hamburger cookies I already make and they had a "cookout" at school. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/06/2006
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2006
Delicious! I made them for my dog's one year birthday party and everyone said they were the cutest! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2006
These cookies looked adorable however they weren't very sweet. They were also very heavy. Perhaps next time I will make them smaller in size so that they aren't so dense. Cute Idea though! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2005
These were easy and SO MUCH FUN! My daughter took them to her preschool and some kids wouldn't eat them because "I don't like hot dogs" -- so they were very realistic too. Read More
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