Hot dogs and grill cookies

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Jul 6th
BBQ grill and hot dog cookies
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You may have seen the 4th of July kite cookies I posted last week before leaving on our Orlando trip. Well, the kites weren’t the cutest thing in the world, but I also decorated these hot dog and grill cookies for that trip and they came out simply adorable. 

I was given specific instructions, by my sister Eileen, not to show up in Orlando without cookies. Jeez, the threats!  

These were decorated for my nephew, Tucker, his friend, Matt, and another very adorable family friend, Freddie. Freddie was in charge of doling out the hot dogs and the grills. I handed off the cookies and high-tailed it out of there. My sister Erin wasn’t a concern, but I didn’t want to be near Eileen when Freddie told her the cookies were just for the boys.

There were also 10 other people in our group that I didn’t have cookies for. It was going to get ugly.

Freddie was left to his own devices and I could only hope for the best.

Since I was making hot dog cookies I just had to make grills and I was totally inspired by the grill cookies that Sweetambs made. My grill cookies were topped with hot dogs and I added some red flames beneath.

summer cookies Grills

Now, I’m a mustard kind-of-girl, but I know there are some (weirdos) out there who like ketchup on their dogs. For the life of me I can’t understand why. It’s an odd combination in my opinion and since this is my blog I’m allowed to share my opinion.

Just to be a sport though, I added ketchup so you wouldn’t feel left out. 

I drew the line at those who enjoy a swirl of mayo. That’s just a bizarre topping.

Some of the hot dogs were piled high with some rather bright green relish. Not exactly the look I was going for but I was afraid to mix more colors.

I really wanted to top them off with sauerkraut, but I did one and it looked weird so I ate that cookie and moved on and decorated the rest of the hot dogs, sans the sauerkraut. 

Frankfurter cookies

And for my friends in Chi-Town, please note – I am an east coaster through and through: Pickles, celery salt and peppers on a hot dog just don’t do it for me and while I’m on a roll here, I’ll tell you that I’m not a big fan of the poppy seed-encrusted bun.

I love your city but the way you adorn your hot dogs will forever be foreign to me. And don’t get me started on pizza! :-)

So there you have it: Simple, all-American hot dogs right off the grill.

Summer BBQ cookies

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