There are only a few days left until the official start of Fall. And while we’re all looking forward to the comfort of boots and scarves, we’re going to squeeze every last drop out of summer while we have it! So today we’re bringing you a sunny, summertime recipe for watermelon cookies. Don’t get too curious, as these are simply butter cookies disguised as watermelons! They’re perfect for any picnic or party, and you can even change up the dye to make them work for other seasons as well (we’re thinking white with white frosting for winter cookies!). These cookies are cute, yummy, and they’re sure to help everyone celebrate the great summer we’ve had.
Ingredients you will need:
– ¾ c. flour
– 1 tsp. baking powder
– ½ tsp. salt
– 1 c. butter
– 1 ½ c. sugar
– 2 eggs
– 2 tsp. vanilla
– Chocolate chips (I used mini for this batch, but they’ve been made with normal chips as well)
– Red dye
For the glaze:
– 1 ½ c. powder sugar
– 2 tbs. water
– Green dye
Step one: Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Step two: Sift flour, baking powder and salt together into a bowl. Once it is combined set aside.
Step three: Beat together the butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and red dye until fluffy.
Step four: Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients.
Step five: Once everything in combined refrigerate dough for 2 hours.
Step six: Using flour and a rolling pin, roll out the dough. Use a circle cookie cutter, a cup, or anything else that will give you a circle to cut out the dough. Cut each circle in half to start to form your watermelon slices. Place the chocolate chips on each slice to create the seeds.
Step seven: Place your slices on a cookie sheet with enough room in between them to let them expand.
Step eight: Bake the cookies for 5-8 minutes, or until the edges start to become a golden-brown.
Step nine: Let each batch cool.
Step ten: To make the glaze, mix the powdered sugar together with the water and green dye.
Step eleven: Roll the rounded edges of the cookie in the glaze and place on wax paper to harden.
Final step is to enjoy! Try these cookies out with your family and let us know how they are!