Watermelon Cookies for National Sugar Cookie Day

July 9th, 2015 by Paula Ivancicts

National Sugar Cookie Day is July 9th, and it’s the perfect time to combine a cookie with a summer time favorite: watermelon.

These watermelon cookies were super easy to make thanks to Wilton icing!

Watermelon 6

 

Using my favorite sugar cookie recipe, I rolled out the dough and cut it out with a round cookie cutter.

Watermelon 1

I used a spatula to cut the circles in half and with a crinkle cutter, I cut a bite mark out of some of the cookies.

Watermelon 3

I put the cookies on a parchment lined pan and baked according to the directions.  Once they were done baking, I used the cookie spatula to transfer the cookies to my cooling grid.

While the cookies cooled, I made my watermelon seeds.  For the seeds, I used a chocolate candy roll and pulled off pieces and shaped them into seeds.

I used the Kelly Green Decorator Icing Tube with Tip 7 and a coupler ring and piped an edge on each cookie. Next, I did the same with the White Decorator Icing Tube with Tip 3.  Lastly, I used the Red Decorator Icing Tube with Tip 5.  These tubes make decorating so simple; knead the tube, add a tip, a coupler ring, and it is time to decorate!  The tubes come in a variety of colors so there is no need to mix colors or use bags making them so convenient to use.

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The Red Cookie Icing is just as easy to use: remove the cap, the safety seal, and then place in the microwave for a short time.  Replace the cap, shake to evenly distribute the icing, and squeeze on the cookies.

I added my seeds and my cookies were complete!

Which cookie design are you making for National Sugar Cookie Day?

Paula Ivancicts Paula is a Wilton Customer Service Key Account Rep and a Certified Wilton Method Instructor. She has been with Wilton since 2009. Her love of creating things and using Wilton products started in high school when she began making candy. Outside of Wilton, Paula enjoys family time with her husband and two daughters. She loves baking, decorating, and making candy for family, friends, and coworkers.

4 Replies

  1. Pamela G. says:

    What are “your seeds”? Is it chocolate icing or some other item?

    • Desiree Smith says:

      Hi Pamela,

      Paula used pieces of a chocolate candy roll (like a Tootsie Roll) and shaped them into seeds.

  2. Sue Eskra says:

    WOW what a great idea!!! You are so creative Paula and so glad you are back. I missed your blogs!! Have a nice day!!!

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