Watermelon Cookies Recipe

Watermelon Cookies were a summer staple growing up. My mom found the recipe in Southern Living when we were in elementary school and each year my mom, sisters and I gathered in the kitchen to make watermelon-shaped cookies. The best part about this recipe is you can make it all from scratch or just go to the store and grab pre-made dough and icing and you’re time is cut in half (I usually end up taking the latter route).

This 4th of July I made them and a few people on Twitter and Instagram asked for the recipe. I have posted it on here a few years ago, but it’s certainly worth resurrecting again for any new readers. They’re easy, yummy and a crowd-pleaser that has people asking, “Do they really taste like watermelon?” :)

Sugar cookie dough
Red & green food coloring
Chocolate chips
White icing

Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Mix sugar cookie dough together, or buy pre-made dough. Dye it red. Sprinkle flour down to avoid sticking and roll out the dough. Cut circles out and then split the circle into halves. Place on a cookie sheet and put three or four chocolate chips in the dough (for seeds!). Bake at 350-degrees for about 10 minutes. Take out to cool. Dye icing green and dip the rounded part of the cookie in the icing then place on plate to harden.

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