Our local Safeway has a little watermelon slice cookie that I can get in the Summer, and I love the taste. It just shouts Summer and I have a hard time passing them by when I see them on the store shelf.
So when I saw these adorable watermelon cookies that Amanda from Amanda’s Cookin had baked up last Summer, I knew I would be making them. . They were so dang cute, I immediately put them on the “must bake” list.
I was excited to try Amanda’s recipe, but I was going to substitute watermelon extract for some of the vanilla. I even had some watermelon flavored sprinkles. They were in the forecast.
I was just waiting for the stars to line up.
You know. When the moon is in the Seventh House, and Jupiter aligns with Mars, When peace will guide the planets…
But that never happened.
And Summer quickly faded away and took my cookie with it.. Fall arrived with it’s cooler weather and autumn pumpkins The new extract started getting pushed to the back of the cupboard and the cookie project was pushed to the back of my mind.
But I couldn’t forget it!
So to celebrate this Summer, I made watermelon cookies for you!
I started my cookie dough just as Amanda instructed, After I rolled my dough between 2 sheets of wax paper, I chilled it for an hour or so. I then cut out rounds using my scalloped biscuit cutter. cutting each in half again. Five mini chocolate chips were used as the seeds.
I used my smallest biscuit cutter to create the bite.
I love how cute and tasty they turned out! And to be honest, they were quite easy to make.
I can guarantee I’ll make these again. The kids LOVED these! But if watermelon flavored cookies are not your thing, you can make them with just vanilla extract for a very fun and tasty cookie.
Do it now!
|Watermelon Sugar Cookies||
- 3 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 tablespoon slices
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon watermelon extract
- a squirt of red food gel or 6-8 drops red food coloring
- 1 cup white chocolate chips, or candy coating
- pearlized green sugar
- 1 cup miniature semi sweet morsels
- In bowl of stand up mixer, add butter slices, sugar, eggs, vanilla/watermelon extract, and red food coloring.
- Beat on medium speed until incorporated.
- Turn mixer down to low and gradually add salt, baking powder, and flour.
- Mix until incorporated.
- Remove dough from bowl and separate into two batches.
- Place one batch between 2 sheets of parchment paper and roll out to 1/4″ thick. Repeat with the other batch.
- Chill in the refrigerator for two hours. I stacked my two sheets of rolled dough on a cookie sheet and pit them in the fridge.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Remove one batch of rolled dough from the refrigerator.
- Cut out circles with a cookie cutter or biscuit cutter.
- Use a dough scraper or a sharp knife, cut each circle in half.
- Place the halves on the baking sheet, about 1/2″ apart.
- Gently press miniature semi sweet morsel, upside down, into each semicircle.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, checking after 8 minutes Cookies will be slightly puffed but not browned. Do not over bake!
- Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes. Remove to wire cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
- Melt white chocolate or candy coating in microwave for 45 seconds, stirring till melted.
- To decorate the cookies, roll the round end of the cookie in the melted chocolate to create the rind, allow the excess to drip back into the bowl.
- Roll the chocolate “rind” in the green sugar.
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Made By You Monday