Sunday, July 26, 2009

Watermelon Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

Today I had my paranormal group meeting and the gals know I take the opportunity to make something fun! So, this is what I came up with. I used the cream cheese sugar cookie recipe I used at Christmas, along with a cream cheese frosting. So sinfully good. :)

CREAM CHEESE SUGAR COOKIES

1/3 c. butter
1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
2 c. all purpose flour
2/3 c. sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. almond extract

In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and cream cheese. Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high for 30 seconds. Add half of the flour, the 2/3 cup sugar, egg, baking powder, vanilla and almond extract; beat until combined. Beat or stir in remaining flour. Divide in half. Cover and chill for 1 or 2 hours or until firm. Heat oven to 350 degrees. On a lightly floured surface roll 1 portion of the dough to 1/4" thickness. Using cookie cutters cut into desired shapes.

Bake on ungreased cookie sheet 8 to 10 minutes until edges are lightly browned and cookies are slightly puffy. Cool completely. Store tightly covered. Makes about 32 cookies.


Cream Cheese Frosting

1/2 cup of butter (1 stick), room temperature
8 oz of Philly cream cheese (1 package), room temperature
2 - 3 cups of powdered sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Red food coloring
Green food coloring
Chocolate sprinkles

Directions:

With an electric mixer, mix the butter and cream cheese together, about 3 minutes on medium speed until very smooth. Add the vanilla extract and mix. Slowly add the powdered sugar. Keep adding until you get to desired sweetness. Split frosting in half and put two drops of red food coloring in one and two drops of green in the other. I spread the pink over the entire cookie, then piped the green as the rind on the outside. Then sprinkle chocolate sprinkles for the seeds!



Perfect for a summer picnic, huh?

It was over 90 degrees today and, although these weren't real watermelons, they did just fine inside an air conditioned house. :) Besides, we had cantaloupe so that balanced out the cookies. Lol!

27 comments:

the ungourmet said...

These are soooo cute! They would put a big smile on my kids faces for sure! :0)

MarZel said...

Mmm those sound delicious!!

Rainy Day Farm said...

Those are adorable. I must remember that recipe for my next summer potluck! Thanks for sharing!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh Michelle, they look so good!!

xxx

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

These look very yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Hugs,
~Victoria~

Nora Johnson said...

They look so yummy, Michelle! It's over 90 degrees here in Andalucia too - so the cookies would have gone down a treat with the papaya we're eating to cool us down!

Hoping you have a great week,

xxxLOL LOLA:)

Anya said...

You are a very good cook Michelle,
it looks so beautiful you are talented ...... LOL

greetz & hugs to all
Kareltje =^.^=
Anya :)

Tracey said...

What a cook you are!! I can't seem to conjure up anything right now in the kitchen and it's cool and rainy here.. hey are you sure we live on the west and east coast? We use to have good weather and now we are getting Seattle weather.. HELP!

Zaroga said...

Those look so good! I was just thinking about sugar cookies yesterday... but decided I would be good and not ask Frank to make any :-)

Happy@Home said...

Love your watermelon cookies. They are so cute and sound delicious too.

Maggi said...

Oh boy, how yummy!

blushing rose said...

... more junk in my trunk, coming on! Chuckle! TTFN ~Marydon

Lisa said...

How cute! Thanks for the recipe!

Randi Troxell said...

oooh! i bet these are wonderful!!

Heather said...

wow! these sound delicious!! so cute too :)

Bella said...

Those cookies are adorable. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! Oh and I have to tell you I'm coveting that pink refrigerator on your blog, too. :)

The Blonde Duck said...

LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE them!

Kathleen said...

Those cookies are just too cute, and sound just yummy. You are so talented, Michelle. You inspire me! Hugs, Kathleen

TeresaR said...

Cream cheese and cookies...two of my favorite things together...yum and thanks! :)

Hope your July's been lovely!

Domestic Witch said...

I swore never to make sugar cookies again after a devastating Christmas baking incident, but these look yummy!

fairmaiden said...

Summer yummies!!!

Oregon Equestrian said...

You are much more ambitious and clever than I am in the food department. The cookies look delightful!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh wow! Paranormal and cookies! Talk about a fun night! I'm jealous. LOL

Hugs,
Joanne

Joy said...

Oh, yum, yum, yum! I can taste the sugar---mmmm... they look sooo good. Pretty too. Love that sugar rush, sometimes ya just gotta have it!

Phyllis said...

oh my gosh these are so cute and sound very yummy. Thanks for the recipe!!

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

What a unique ice cream! Never heard of it, but looks very tempting!!

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Aunt Spicy said...

What a totally cute idea!