Watermelon Slices Sugar Cookies Recipe

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
242 Ratings


3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
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.

Recipe Tip

Be a smart cookie when it comes to selecting cookie sheets. Not all cookie sheets yield the same results. Look for heavy-gauge aluminum or stainless steel sheets with low or no sides for even browning. Dark cookie sheets may cause cookies to overbrown. Insulated cookie sheets may cause your cookies to spread too much.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 45

Fat: 2.5g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 20mg

Carbohydrates: 6g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: <1g

Recipe #11518©2000Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

These cookies took a while to get the hang of, but once we did, my mom and I couldn't stop making them. They're adorable and yummy! Very worth the effort.
Very crumbly, and didn't look much like watermelons even after adding food coloring. Not necessarily a bad recipe, but not one I'll make again when there are so many better cookies to make.

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