We had a family reunion this weekend and I love to bring things that aren't the normal run of the mill item. I came across these Watermelon Cookies on That's What Che Said. She used a store bought cookie but when I ran to the store and QFC had a small sugar cookie roll for $5.99, I thought I'm better off making them from scratch so that is what I did. I found a rolled sugar cookie mix on All Recipes.
I started with the sugar cookies, they have to rest several hours (or best case over night). I got up at 5am before work on Saturday and got it mixed up and in the fridge to wait until I got off around 9:30am.
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour
This part is what you do if just making sugar cookies:
2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.
This was a simple sugar cookie recipe, I did add the Green Food Coloring to make the mix green.
Sugar cookie dough
1 can of Hot Pink Icing
Green Food Coloring
Start off by opening your cookie dough (or make homemade dough), putting it in a bowl or on a cutting board and add green food coloring (I prefer Wilton's Food Coloring Gel). Knead with your hands and add more food coloring until it's as green as you want it and thoroughly colored. Roll dough and refrigerate for about 20 minutes. I found it easiest to roll dough and take a circle cutter then I took a pizza cutter to cut circles in half to make a watermelon slice shape. Bake at 400 degrees F for 9 -10 minutes. Let cool for about 10 minutes. Add pink icing and mini-chocolate chips for the seeds!
These were a HUGE hit with the kids, and I made enough so I could bring to the Boy's and Girls Club. I try to bring them a sweet treat every Monday for what they do, those volunteers are amazing!!
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