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Watermelon Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Watermelon Cookies, by , is from Massengale Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Kim Garcia
Added: Friday, February 2, 2007


1/3 cup Butter-softened
1/3 cup Shortening
3/4 cup Sugar
1 lg Egg
1 T Milk
1 t Vanilla
2 cups Flour
1 1/2 t Baking Powder
1/2 t Salt
Red Paste Food Coloring
1/3 cup Semisweet Chocolate Mini-morsels
1 1/2 cups sifted Powdered Sugar
2 T Water
Green Paste Food Coloring

Beat butter & shortening in a large mixing bowl at med speed. Gradually add sugar, beating well then stir in egg, milk and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture, mixing well. Add a sm amount of red food coloring to color dough as desired, beating until blended. Shape dough into a ball, cover and chill at least 3 hours. divide dough in half and store one portion in refrigerator. Roll remaining portion to 1/4" thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut dough with a 3" round cookie cutter and cut circle in half. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press several chocolate mini-morsels in each cookie. Repeat with remainig dough and bake @ 375 for 8-10 min - do not brown. Combine powdered sugar and water, mixing until smooth. Add a small amount of green food coloring, mixing until blended. Dip round edge of each cookie in green frosting and place on wax paper until frosting is firm.

Great for 4th of July.

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Makes 3 dozen.




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