Tuesday, July 29, 2008

No Watermelon Needed

Little Guy missed his big brother so much last week while he was at Mission NOW. He wanted to make him something special to say "Welcome Home". We decided to make him watermelon cookies. Watermelon cookies are actually sugar cookies that look like watermelons when they are baked and cooked.

First, you make a batch of sugar cookie dough. Then you color it with red food dye.



Roll the cookie dough out. Cut the cookies out into circles. Cut the circles into halves (like watermelon halves).

Press mini chocolate chips into the cookies and bake at 350 degrees until lightly browned around the edges. While cookies are baking, tint some white icing with green food dye. After the cookies are removed from the oven and have cooled. Drag the "rind" part of the cookie through the green icing.

These are Little Guy's watermelon cookies that he made all by himself...



Big Guy was thrilled and the entire plate was gone before bedtime!

12 comments:

i'm black betty said...

those are cool!!!! :D

Confessions of A Mississippi Mom said...

Yummy! that is so sweet I wish I could get Addie to do that for her brothers

MB said...

How cute are they? What a cutie pie that Little Guy is!!!

Crystal said...

Those are so cute. Your little guy seems like such a great kid with such a big heart. You must be so proud of him :-)

mayberry said...

Yummy!

Supermom said...

you are so creative. you make me look like a slob.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

I'm so not ever letting my kids read your blog - they'll figure out what a slacker I am.

VERY cute!!!

Dr. Wifey said...

little guy needs to come cook and bake for me for a while!

HEATHER said...

How sweet!

Jocasta said...

This is such a great idea - I'm so going to make these!

TONYA said...

That is such a cute idea. I love it.

Sandi said...

Man, that looks yummy! What a great idea for summer. :)