Watermelon (shaped) Cookies

With Memorial Day just around the corner, I though some watermelon shaped cookies could be a perfect kick-off for summer!  This simple design would be the perfect addition to any BBQ or summer picnic.

~ How to decorate Watermelon Cookies ~

Prepare cookie dough, the recipe I use is HERE.

Roll out the dough and cut out circle shapes using a large circle cutter.  Cut circles in half, using a knife.

1.- 2.  For watermelon slices with the “bitten” look, once you have your half circle, use a cutter with a scalloped edge of some kind (I used a scalloped heart) to cut out a “bite”

*Now bake your cookies, and prepare royal icing  The royal icing recipe I use is HERE.

For these cookies I prepared 1 bag of medium consistency green- with a #3 sized tip, one bag of medium consistency white- with a number #2 tip, one bag of stiff/outline consistency red icing- with a #1.5 or #2 tip, and one bag of flood consistency in red- with a #2 tip.

3.  Once your cookies are baked and cooled (this can be done a day, or a couple days before you decorate), follow the curved edge of the cookie with green icing.
4.  In this photo I added some darker coloring to the green ‘rind’, by mixing some green gel food coloring and clear alcohol (clear vanilla extract, or vodka), and applying some color using a paint brush.  If you plan to do this step, the green icing needs to be dry (this may take 2-4 hours).  If you don’t care to add the extra coloring to the rind, continue on as shown below.

5.  When the green ‘rind’ icing has set a bit (30 minutes), add a line of white icing.
6.  When the white line has set (again, about 30 minutes), outline the ‘fruit’ edge with red (stiff consistency) icing.

7.  Fill in each watermelon slice with red (flood consistency) icing.
8.  While the red icing is still wet, I added some (dark brown) chocolate covered sunflower seeds.  If you can’t find these, you could wait until the red dries a bit, and add the look of ”seeds” using black icing.  You could also wait until the red icing if fully dry (about 12 hours), and use a black food marker to add the “seeds”.

Then sit back and enjoy a slice of summer!

I’m adding this post to Tidy Mom’s-  I’m Lovin It Friday post.

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46 Responses to “Watermelon (shaped) Cookies”

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    SweetSugarBelle — May 22, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    LOL, we finally had the same idea at the same time! I LOVE these! I love it when you cookie!

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    At Anna's kitchen table — May 22, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    They are so beautiful! I'm so impressed! I just showed them to my kids too and they were equally impressed!

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    Susan Crabtree — May 22, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    LOVE these too!

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    Sharnel — May 22, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    wow, these are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you are good girl. xx

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    Lark (SparkyLarky) — May 22, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Love these! So cute!

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    I would love to have you volunteer! :)

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    Trish - Sweetology101 — May 22, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    these are the bee's knees….well actually the whole bee's legs. I would pay big $$ for those at a bake sale for sure!

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    Cecilia — May 22, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    These are super cute! I love how bright and cheerful they are and watermelon is one of our families most favorite fruit!
    Love you!
    ~Cecilia

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    Deborah Raymond — May 22, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    These are darling. I was just telling my girls that we needed to make some cute sugar cookies and then I see these…

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    Lorraine — May 22, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    I love your tutorial. I am definitely going to try these. Thanks so much. I love the sunflower seed idea and I love them too!

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    Sue — May 22, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial on these cute cookies. Great idea to use the choc. covered sunflower seeds!

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    Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} — May 22, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    I love the sunflower seeds! And this might be the cutest thing I've seen all day!!! :)

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    Amy and Family — May 22, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Simple, classic and beautiful. always! Oh and don't forget yummy!

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    Rosie @ Sweetapolita — May 22, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    I love these, Glory! I also adore the clever innovation of how you got the bites out of the cookies. These are darling and I love the colours. Adorable!

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    Ani — May 23, 2011 at 5:35 am

    Those are extremely cute! Summer is here!

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    BigBearswife — May 23, 2011 at 7:34 am

    adorable cookies! I love the bite mark on them! Very clever using the end of the heart :)

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    BURUNDANGUITAS CS — May 23, 2011 at 8:34 am

    those cookies, looks amazing and ñomi too, tks for hsaring. dalyse
    http://www.burundanguitas.blogspot.com

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    Sandra Downie — May 23, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Thanks Glory…now I have to go get some watermelon! These are fabulous!

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    Lily's Treasures — May 23, 2011 at 9:22 am

    I love it !

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    Guadalupe Zimmermann — May 23, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    I love these. Great tutorial and thanks for sharing!

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    sharon — May 23, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    These are adorable and pretty easy. I was wondering why people use royal icing to decorate cookies. it is soooo hard and doesn't taste so good. I use a poured cookie icing that dries firm enough to stack but is very edible.

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    Di-licious — May 23, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Another innovative and completely gorgeous cookie creation! You've made it feel like summer here in dreary, cold Melbourne.

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    Glory/ Glorious Treats — May 23, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Thanks for all the sweet comments!

    Sharon- I guess it comes down to personal preferance… I like the taste of royal icing! And the royal icing is not super hard on top of a nice moist cookie, like my sugar cookies.

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    Joy Adams — May 23, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    What a perfect slice of summer. I love these.

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    Willow's Quiet Corner — May 24, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Cute! Cute!! Cute! Perfect for a summer treat!

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    Stephanie — May 24, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    I just found your blog and ADORE it! Your work is breathtaking!

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    Teri — May 25, 2011 at 4:36 am

    Adorable! Such a cute idea!!

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    Dana @TheSundaySweet — May 25, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I am loving these! I want to give them a go. Thank you for sharing!!

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    paddle attachment — May 25, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Adorable! And I love those bite marks!

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    Mariel Torres — May 28, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    oh they are so cute!

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    gina — May 29, 2011 at 9:48 am

    So easy to make without a watermelon cookie cutter! Thanks!

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    amalia — May 31, 2011 at 10:01 am

    DARLING!!!! Where did you find your sunflower seeds?? I have been on the hunt, but no luck so far!!1

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    Lisa — June 2, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Amalia,

    Just let me know where you live, and I will find the closest Sunny Seeds to you. Or else you can order from our website:

    http://mysunnyseeds.com/sunny_seed_drops_tab/sunny_seed_drops_tab.html

    Lisa

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    Crystal from Fussy Monkey Business — June 10, 2011 at 4:17 am

    LOVE these! I linked back to you in my Friday Faves today. Thanks for sharing!
    fussymonkeybiz.blogspot.com

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    Sobre a Alecrim — July 1, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Hi,
    I'm live in Brazil.
    They are so beautiful!
    Congratulations!
    Rubia Monteiro
    alecrimartes.blogspot.com

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    Angelica — July 7, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Glory these are undeniably amazing! Ah, I am just catching up on everyone's blogs from the Twinery DT and I am drooling over all your fabulous creations!

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    Megan"s Cookin" — July 22, 2011 at 7:31 am

    I think these just shout Summer. I made some a few posts ago and already want to make more. You cant help but smile when you eat one of these cookies. Yours are terrific! Want to see mine?? :) Come on over!
    http://www.meganscookin.com/watermelon-sugar-cookies

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    Cindy — July 23, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    You are so talented! I love these cookies.

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    Valerie — July 1, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Hi Glory
    I found your blog about three weeks ago, and am checking it daily, including your archives! I LOVE your baking ideas, they are fabulous and inspiring. Until I looked at your decorated biscuits, I thought mine were good – yours are unbelievable!
    Love from Wales, UK
    Valerie

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    Tahnycooks — July 9, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    These couldn’t be any cuter!!!

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