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Watermelon Cookies Recipe

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1/3 c. butter, softened
1/3 c. shortening (Crisco)
3/4 c. sugar
1 large egg
1 T. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
green and red paste food coloring
1/3 c. semisweet chocolate mini morsels
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar, sifted
2 T. water

Beat butter and shortening in large bowl at medium speed. Gradually add sugar and beat well. Stir in egg, milk, and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Add small amount of red food coloring to color dough as desired, beating till blended. Shape dough into ball, cover and chill at least 3 hours. Divide dough in half, store one portion in refrigerator. Roll remaining portion to 1/4" thick on 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's in each cookie. Repeat with remaining dough. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes. (Do not brown.) Cool on wire rack. Combine powdered sugar and water. Mix till smooth. Add small amount of green paste. Mix till blended. Dip round edge of each cookie in green frosting and place cookies on wax paper until frosting is firm. Makes 3 dozen.




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