Watermelon Slice Cookie Recipe


Watermelon Slice Cookies Recipe

With the summer months right around the corner the Watermelon Slice Cookies Recipe should be on your list to bake.

Watermelon Slice Cookie Recipe

Watermelon Slice Cookie

¾ cups margarine, softened

¾ cup sugar

1 egg

½ tsp. almond extract

2 cups flour

¼ tsp. baking powder

1/8 tsp. salt

Red and green food coloring

1/3 cup raisins

1 tsp. sesame seeds

In a large bowl, cream margarine and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in egg and extract.  Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well of.  Set aside 1 cup of dough.  Tint 1/3 cup of the reserved dough green; wrap in plastic wrap.  Tint remaining dough red; shape into a 3 ½ inch long log.  Wrap in plastic wrap.  Wrap remaining plain dough. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.

On a lightly floured surface, roll plain dough into a 8 ½ inch x 3 ½ inch rectangle.  Place red dough log on the end of a short side of the rectangle; roll up.  Roll green dough into a 10 inch x 3 ½ inch rectangle.  Place red and white log on the end of a short side on a green dough; roll up.  Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate overnight.

Unwrap and cut into 3/16 inch slices (just less than ¼ inch).  Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.  Cut raisins into small pieces.  Lightly press raisin bits and sesame seeds into red dough to resemble watermelon seeds.

Bake at 350F. for 9-11 minutes or until firm  Immediately cut cookies in half.  Remove to wire racks to cool.

(Recipe from Taste Of Home, Cookies and Bars, 2012)

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