Watermelon Cookies - the Easy Method

Recipe by Ducky
READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 36
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    (18 ounce) packages refrigerated sugar cookie dough, divided
  • 12
    cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • green food coloring
  • red food coloring
  • mini chocolate chip
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DIRECTIONS

  • Remove cookie dough from wrappers and place in separate bowls and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Add 1/4 C flour and green food coloring to 1 bowl.
  • Beat at medium speed until well blended and evenly colored.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Add remaining 1/4 C flour and red food coloring to other bowl and mix at medium speed until well blended and evenly colored.
  • Roll red dough into 9-inch log, then wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Remove green dough from plastic wrap, then roll between 2 sheets of wax paper into 9x8-inch rectangle.
  • Remove red dough from plastic wrap and place in center of green dough rectangle.
  • Wrap green dough around red log and press seams together, rolling to smooth out log and seams.
  • Wrap log in plastic wrap and freeze for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Remove log from platic wrap and cut into 3/8-inch thick slices.
  • Cut each slice in half and place on ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart, reshaping as necessary.
  • Press in mini chocolate chips to make watermelon seeds.
  • Bake 8-11 minutes or until set.
  • Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet and then remove to wire racks to cool completely.
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