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Hello to all of you! I hope you are enjoying your summer! Like mine, I am sure that your summer is going by soooo quickly.
I made fun watermelon cookies recently. They were super easy to make. They looked even cuter when you sliced them in half, but I forgot to take a picture of them sliced in half.
1) Make the No Fail Sugar Cookie Recipe (see recipe below) tinting the dough green for the watermelon rinds. Cut out cookies in round shape, bake and let cool.
2) Make a batch of Buttercream Frosting(see recipe below) and tint pink for the watermelon flesh.
3) Frost the green cookies with the pink frosting.
4) Add miniature chocolate chips for the seeds.
No Fail Sugar Cookie Recipe
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
6 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients and add to butter mixture. Mix well. Add green tinting and mix well.
Roll to desired thick and cut into rounds. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or just before they begin to turn brown around the edges. I like to roll them at least 1/4 to 1/3 inch-thick; they just taste so good thick. Also be sure to check them at 8 minutes with the first pan. You might need more time, but just to be sure, check them early.
Buttercream Frosting Recipe
3/4 cup softened butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3-4 tablespoons water ( add more if necessary)
Beat all ingredients with your mixer in a large bowl. Add water slowly and add additional if
needed. Frosting needs to be soft and fluffy.
Instructions and Hints: Don't overcook the sugar cookies. I like them a little under baked. The food coloring usually becomes a little darker with time.
Notes from the home front:
I have been on a blogging hiatus. I have tried to return several times, but have not been successful. Hopefully, with this post I will return. I miss all of you in blogland, like most of you, my life has been on warp speed. I may do a post on all our summer cavorting.
I boxed the cookies up and gave some of them to some of the Primary children in our LDS Ward. I am the relatively new Primary President :).
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