I’m beginning to get a little tired of the rain around here. It’s May for heaven’s sake and it’s pouring outside. I want summer! I want to be able to open up my windows and smell the fresh air. I want to wear sandals and capris and not feel like I’m frozen. I want to eat ice cream and have picnics and play outside with my kids!
Watermelon reminds me of summer. Eating it outside in the backyard, the juice running down your chin and spitting the seeds in the grass. But apparently it’s not yet watermelon season so we had to come up with our own version of a watermelon. (And what better than cookies?!?!)
These cookies are tasty. They look like they should just taste like a typical sugar cookie but when you bite into them it’s a surprisingly delicious treat.
What you will need:
3/4 cup butter (room temperature)
1/2 cup sugar
1 package (3 oz.) watermelon flavored gelatin
red food coloring
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cups miniature chocolate chips
Cream together the butter, sugar and gelatin powder until fluffy. Add the egg and beat until smooth. Mix in about 8 drops of food coloring. Stir in the flour and baking powder. Blend well. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Pour the green sugar onto a plate or pie pan. Roll each log in it. Cut the dough into slices about 1/4 inch thick, then cut each slice in half. Place on a baking sheet about 1 1/2 inches apart.
The gelatin powder adds so much flavor to these! They taste delicious and look (at least to me) like summer.
I’ve never “linked up” before and I’m excited to see how this works! Thanks to one of my favorite blogs, The Pumpkin Patch, for inviting me to link up with Messy Monday. This post isn’t super messy but I guess it depends on how many little hands are helping out =o)
Lucky Star Lane