Summertime treats! Watermelon Cookies

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Summer is always filled with outdoor parties, BBQ's, Clam bakes, birthdays and getting together for no reason other than enjoying the weather and friends! A lot of times these gatherings include both adults AND kids (especially as you and all your friends start entering your 30's!), so having a mix of foods that will appeal to a variety of ages is necessary! I never like to come empty handed to a party, so for a recent clam bake I went to I brought these fun treats! Super easy to make and a big hit among kids AND the adults! 

Now, I must disclose that these are NOT made with spinach, or beets, or super healthy flour nor ingredients from ANY nutritious food! BUT they are cute and great to bring to a summertime party, and add a change to the mix of usual chocolate chip cookies and brownies that most people make or buy. Heres what you do:

Ingredients:

  • Sugar cookie dough (premade store bought is fine here) OR sugar cookie made from recipe below
  • White icing (again this can be store bought)
  • Green and Red food coloring 
  • mini chocolate chips

Homemade Sugar Cookie Recipe 

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup butter softened 
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg 
  • Green food coloring
  1. Mix all dry ingredients in one bowl. Mix wet in separate bowl then add the dry . Add 10-15 drops of green food coloring to the dough and mix until well combined. Add more or less depending on color you want. 
  2. bake on parchment lined baking sheet at 375 degrees for 8-10 min  

 

To assemble the cookies:

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  1. Either have your homemade green sugar cookies cooled and ready, or mix in your green food coloring with your store bought dough and bake according to directions on package. 
  2. let cookies cool , while mixing in red food coloring into your white icing. Add less or more depending on color you want. 
  3. cut some of your cookie in half to have a watermelon like shape. 
  4. Ice each cookie then add your mini chocolate chips to look like seeds!

 

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