Watermelon Sugar Cookies

I’ve seen this sort of thing on Pinterest quite a bit, but most recently on the blog A Lot on Your Plate, which is a pretty cool blog that I’d recommend checking out.  Anyway, I made these this past weekend and took them to my sister-in-law’s house for a cookout.  Everyone loved them!  I mean, come on, they’re adorable and taste great.  I used almond extract in the frosting, which went over well.

Watermelon Sugar Cookies | A Nerd Cooks

You’ll need:

  • 1 batch sugar cookie dough (I really like this recipe)
  • your favorite buttercream frosting recipe (I like this one)
  • green food coloring*
  • red food coloring*
  • chocolate sprinkles

Preheat the oven according to whatever sugar cookie recipe you’re using.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper, set aside.

Once your cookie dough is all mixed up, add as much green food coloring as you’d like.  Do this just a wee bit at a time until  you reach the color green that you’re looking for.

You can either: 1) roll your dough out to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness and cut the dough out with whatever circular cookie cutter you’d like; or 2) roll the dough into ~2 inch balls, flatten, and set on the cookie sheets.  Either method is fine.  If you use a cookie cutter the cookies will be more uniform.

Bake according to whatever recipe you’re using.  Allow the cookies to cool completely.

After your buttercream has come together, add red food coloring until you reach the desired color.

Frost each cookie with the pink/red icing.  Top with a few chocolate sprinkles to simulate watermelon seeds.

Enjoy your adorable cookies!

*I love this website when coloring anything with food coloring.  Some of the amounts may seem like a lot of food coloring, but it really isn’t.  Trust what they say 😉

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