Soft Watermelon Cookies made from no chill sugar cookie recipe & topped with a pink frosting with mini chocolate chips. Great Summer Cookies
½teaspoonCream of Tartar
2CupAll Purpose Flour240g
Green Food Coloring
½teaspoonWatermelon Extract FlavoringOptional - Or use Vanilla Extract
Cream Cheese Frosting
Red Food Coloring
Make sure to allow butter and the egg to come to room temperature by sitting out on the counter for 1 hour prior to starting.
In a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer cream butter and sugar (granulated) together until light and fluffy. Scrape down sides of bowl multiple times making sure everything gets mixed together.
Cream for 2-3 minutes.
Add egg, vanilla extract and continue to cream ingredients for another minute or two. Then gradually add vegetable oil and alternating with powdered sugar.
In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients of flour, cream of tartar and baking soda together. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until fully combined
Add a few drops of green food coloring to cookie dough until desired color is reached. I like a nice bright green dough color.
Optional: Add Watermelon Extract Flavoring. This is a fun addition but purely optional.
Using a medium size #24 cookie scoop place cookie dough on a well greased or parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 7-9 minutes. Do not overbake
Allow cookies to remain on cookie sheet for a couple minutes before moving to a cooling rack to cool.
Cream Cheese Frosting
Allow butter and cream cheese to sit on counter for 1 hour before making frosting.
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and cream cheese together. Scrape sides of bowl as needed making sure to include all ingredients.
Add powdered sugar a little at a time allowing ingredients to combine before adding more powdered sugar. Continue process until all powdered sugar is added
Add vanilla extract and 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk. Only add a little at a time and fully mix before adding more milk.
Add a few drops of red food coloring and mix until color is smooth
How to Decorate Cookies
Place frosting in a piping bag with a star tip or snip off corner for a rounded tip
Start in the center of a cookie and swirl outwards to the edges piping frosting as you go.
Sprinkle with a few mini chocolate chips
When properly baked these cookies are a family favorite. Here are my key tips to remember
Measure ingredients. Using the proper amount of flour and sugars will make a difference to the consistency of the cookie.
Room Temperature Butter and Egg. It's always best to use room temperature ingredients. However, you do not want the butter to be mushy either. Allowing a stick of butter to come to temperature for 1 hour on a kitchen counter is ideal.
Baking sheet. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or grease with cooking spray
Cookie Scoop. I love my cookie scoops. I always know that all the cookies will be the same size and shape.
Storage and Freezing
Store cookies in a sealed container in refrigerator for up to a week. Cookies are best if enjoyed within 2-4 days.Freeze cookies for up to 3 months when properly stored in a sealed container.
Watermelon Cookies https://bestcookierecipes.com/watermelon-cookies/ May 28, 2022