Monday, 26 August 2013

Watermelon cookies

These watermelon cookies are so cute and easy to make. They are a perfect start for beginners too. They are so yummy....

  • 170g butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of plain flour, sifted
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • chocolate chips for decoration

Preheat the oven to 200C/180C for fan oven.

Beat butter and sugar until well combined.  Add in the egg and the vanilla extract. Beat until combines.

In a separate bowl add in the sifted flour, baking powder and the salt. Whisk the dry ingredients until they are well combibe.

Add in the dry ingredients into the butter mixture a little at a time, continue to whisk until all the are combined well.

Divide the dough into half. The first half, add in the red gel colouring and knead well until all the dough is well incorporate with the red colouring which looks like the watermelon colour. Roll the dough into a log of about 6 inches long. Once you finish, cover the dough with a plastic cover of clingfilm & put into the fridge for an hour.

In the mean time, divide the other half of the dough into two. Add one with a green gel colouring and knead well until all the dough is well incorporates. The other  half is in white colour.  Wrap both the green & the white dough separately in a plastic cover & put it in the fridge for an hour.

Lightly floured the surface and flatten the white dough big enough to roll & cover the red dough. Then follow by the green dough. Again floured surface and flatten the green dough large enough to wrap the log. Once completed, cover with plastic or cling cover and put back in the fridge for at least 2 hours or until firm.

Once firmed, slice the dough not thicker than a 1/4" thick. Once completed, cut the round dough into half. Then use the chocolate chips with the pointed end down & push into the dough to look like watermelon seeds.

Put into a baking sheet & bake in the oven for 9 to 11 minutes. Cool the cookies on the wire rack.

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