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Watermelon Cookies II Recipe

Watermelon Cookies II

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"Sweet tasting watermelon imposters from the kitchen, not the garden. Kids love these!"

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  1. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, butter, and sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add egg, vanilla, orange juice, and red food coloring. Mix until well blended. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir into butter mixture until blended. Chill dough in refrigerator for three hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. On a floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with a three inch round cookie cutter. Cut cookies in half and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press a few chocolate chips into each cookie. Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Do not brown. Remove from baking sheet and cool on a wire rack.
  4. In a small shallow bowl, stir together the egg white and water. Brush the round edge of each cookie with the liquid and roll it in the green sugar. Let cookies dry on wire cooling racks.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 10, 2003

Don't use the regular sized chocolate chips. They're too big. Use the mini chips. This cookie is great for a summer BBQ. Lots of Ooooos and Aaaaaahs.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 20, 2009

These are okay, but my mom used to make some amazing ones using watermelon jello mix in the dough. It added a lot more flavour.


9 Ratings

Sep 11, 2003

These cookies look wonderful... But they have no taste, and their texture is not my favourite kind. Next time, I'll make a shortbread cookie dough, tint it red, and so on, instead of baking these tasteless cookies. Didn't have decorator sugar, so I made a glaze by myself, omitting egg white, made out of 1 C confectionner's sugar, 2 T milk and 10 drops green food coloring.

Apr 05, 2007

Tasted just ok to me, but my kids really liked them. Very cute looking, but I was disappointed that I couldn't make the color come out right.

Jun 24, 2014

This is a very good recipe but if you don't like chocolate chips then you can use little black sprinkles. Other wise this recipe is great for parties or even a special snack.

Jun 07, 2014

I liked these; they were fun to make! They end up really crispy (like a watermelon?), which isn't my personal favorite cookie type. However, unlike other reviewers, I didn't find then tasteless--more like a light buttery flavor--but, since that was a general consensus among reviewers, and since I was bringing them to a party, I added cinnamon and nutmeg (not exactly "summery," but good all year round). People were pretty impressed with the cookies. Thanks for the great--and cute--recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 110 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 84 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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