Tuesday, June 14, 2011

July 4th: Watermelon Cookies

I've seen these around the internet world a lot, and I decided to try them out....because I think watermelons are cute. I think iced sugar cookies are the best dessert ever. I think a marriage of the two should make the evening news.
I decided to try this out using a slice and bake/canned icing approach.
I cut the slice and bake log into 1/3 inch slices (that's a guess, but it sounds good).
I snipped off about 1/4 of the 'circle' that would have been the cookie (half was just too small). I took the left over 1/4 dough and either A) rerolled it and repeated this process or B) Ate half off it before doing choice A. I can't reveal the answer, that's classified.
I baked as directed on the package.

OK, to be honest, when I removed them from the oven the nice 'edge' of dough had sort of blobbed into a semi oval shape, so I took a butter knife while the cookies were still cool, and I sliced that blob off so there was an edge again....and either A) Threw it away or B) Ate warm cookie dough. Only once answer applies in this case.
I let my cookies cooled, dyed about a cup of icing pink (two drops of dye), spread it over the cookie, and then took about 1/3 c. of the icing, put it in a bag with a few drops of green dye, squished, mixed, then snipped of an edge and iced the edge of my watermelon. I added some chocolate chips for the 'seeds' and chilled to harden the icing.
I still think watermelons are cute. I still think sugar cookies are the best thing since sliced bread. I would make this again, but I'd probably use sugar cookies from scratch b/c I feel like it holds up a little better, maybe it's the flour? Maybe it's my imagination? Maybe I just want an excuse to try this again so I can have more cookies. I'm OK with any of those reasons.


Erin said...

So cute! And they look delish! Wish I had one (or 7) right now!!!