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Watermelon Cookies

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“Look like cute little slices of watermelon and very easy to make...even for a veteran cookie burner like me. Would be great for a summer cook-out or anytime there are kids around. Prep time includes chill time.”
READY IN:
3hrs 38mins
SERVES:
24
YIELD:
4 dozen
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 12 teaspoons baking powder
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons margarine
  • 13 cup shortening
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice or 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • red food coloring (enough to make watermelon colored dough)
  • 13 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • green sugar crystals

Directions

  1. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. In large mixer bowl beat margarine and shortening for 30 seconds.
  3. Add 3/4°C sugar, beat until fluffy.
  4. Add egg, orange juice, vanilla and red food coloring.
  5. Beat well on medium.
  6. Add flour mixture, beating on low until combined.
  7. Cover, chill 3 hours.
  8. Roll out half the dough, 1/4 inch thick.
  9. Cut with 3" round cookie cutter.
  10. Cut cookies in half.
  11. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  12. Press a few chocolate chips in each cookie for seeds.
  13. Repeat with remaining dough.
  14. Bake 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees.
  15. Do not brown.
  16. Cool.
  17. Whisk together egg white and water.
  18. Brush this on the edge of each cookie and dip wet part into green sugar.

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