Watermelon Cookie Slices
Combining green and yellow sugar gives the outside of this easy cookie the appearance of watermelon rind.
25 min.prep time
6 dozen cookies
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
8 to 9 drops red food color or 1/16 teaspoon pink paste food color
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup miniature real semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup green decorator sugar
1 tablespoon yellow or gold decorator sugar
Combine butter and sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg, vanilla and red food color; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking powder and salt. Beat until well mixed. Stir in chocolate chips.
Divide dough in half; shape each half into 4 1/2-inch log. Combine green and yellow decorator sugars in pie pan. Roll each log in sugar mixture until outside is well coated. Wrap each log in plastic food wrap; refrigerate until firm (1 to 2 hours).
Heat oven to 375°F. Cut logs in half lengthwise; cut each half into 1/4-inch slices with sharp, serrated knife. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until set. Cool completely.