Watermelon Cookies




About: GummiBear

These are yum.

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Step 1: Ingredients

18 Servings Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling30 10 40 Ingredients

3/4 cup butter, cubed
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Red and green food coloring
Dried currants
Sesame seeds

Step 2: Directions

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extract. Combine the flour, salt and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Remove 1 cup of dough; set aside. Add enough red food coloring to tint remaining dough deep red. Roll into a 3-1/2-in.-long log; wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.
Divide the 1 cup of reserved dough into two pieces. To one piece, add enough green food coloring to tint dough deep green. Leave remaining dough plain. Wrap each piece separately in plastic wrap; chill until firm, about 1 hour.
On a floured sheet of waxed paper, roll white dough into a 8-1/2-in. x 3-1/2-in. rectangle. Place red dough along short end of rectangle. Roll up and encircle red dough with white dough; set aside.
On floured waxed paper, roll the green dough into a 10-in. x 3-1/2-in. rectangle. Place log of red/white dough along the short end of green dough. Roll up and encircle log with green dough. Cover tightly with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
Unwrap dough and cut into 1/8-in. slices. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Lightly press dried currants and sesame seeds into each slice to resemble watermelon seeds.
Bake at 375° for 6-8 minutes or until cookies are firm but not brown. While still warm, cut each cookie in half or into pie-shaped wedges. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 3 dozen.

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    7 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    That photo and the entire instructable were copied and pasted from http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Watermelon-Cookies... pretty sure you are NOT allowed to do that!

    2 replies

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Well, I am sorry, because I used the recipe that I wrote down right out of a Taste of Home magazine!


    Oh dear. If you are using a published recipe or instructions, you need to give credit and then give detailed instructions on how you did it along with your own photos, preferably with tips on how to do the tricky parts.

    It's not too late to edit your instructable.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Wow I love these!!! I love water melons, and cookies......watermelon + cookies= amazningness!!! I love your ible sooo much!!!!! 5/5 for you!


    7 years ago on Step 2

    These are so cute - it would be great to see some photos of the process of making them also!