RECIPE: Watermelon and Lime Flavored Watermelon Cookies (includes how-to video)
Summer is here! And we have had a lot of fun entertaining friends for summer get togethers. Last weekend, I wanted to make some fun baked cookies with a summer theme for a BBQ luncheon. I had seen a lot of watermelon slice cookies online, but as I dug deeper they all were still a simple butter cookie with food coloring. I wondered if there was a way to bake in some watermelon flavor, and maybe even a hint of lime. For that, I looked to using jello gelatin, which packs a punch when it comes to flavor and color. It worked out great. The batter was easy, and as long as you chill it a bit before shaping and forming, then freezing the assembled 'log' before slicing, the cookies are pretty easy.
The response was tremendous.
"These are delicious!"
"They really taste like watermelon!"
"How did you do that?"
Watermelon and Lime Flavored Watermelon Cookies (includes how-to video)
3 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 cups softened butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 package of watermelon flavored jello (actually you will need 4 Tbsp.)
1 package of lime jello (actually you will need 1 1/2 Tbsp.)
mini chocolate chips for seeds
Here's how to make them!