June 24, 2011

Watermelon Cookies on the Last Day of School!

This post is dedicated to a special group of kids!  My daughter’s, Jordan, 4th grade class and their super teacher, Mrs. S=)

It’s the last day of school! Yahoo!!  After the school bell rings for dismissal, guess what?  You’re all officially 5th graders!!! O.M.G!!! So cool!

So you’re probably wondering how I made your watermelon cookies. Well here’s a little presentation to show you how I shaped and decorated your fancy cookies.

Watch and listen closely:

Have your equipment ready!  I used two cookie cutters, one, was a large round cutter and the other was a smaller, scalloped cutter.  I rolled out the dough with a rolling pin and began to cut the dough with the large cutter first.  Then I cut the round cookie dough in half.  Now I had two half moon shaped cookies.

Have you figured out how I made the teeth mark on the cookies?  I was getting hungry and decided to nibble on the cookies before baking them.  Just kidding!

I took the smaller scalloped cutter and cut out a small piece from the right side of the cookie.  Then I baked the cookies for 18 minutes in the oven set at 350 degrees. If you ever want to bake out cookies have an adult do this part for you!

After they baked, I let them cool off before icing them.  I began with icing that I colored with red and pink food color and then I let them dry before I began icing the watermelon rind in yellow green icing.  That had to dry also.

I decided to paint the rind with a little more green food color to make it look more realistic.

Jordan reminded me to add a thin line of white to the rind, (what would I do without her? =)) and that’s what I did!

Next I added the watermelon seeds with black icing,

And finally, the magical part, I added your names!

I had so much fun making these special cookies for you and I hope you like them too!

Have a great summer and we’ll see each other again in September!

Hugs and stuff, Mrs. C!


Apron Appeal said...

These are so cute. I am a RI flunky. You even have a parchment paper pastry "bag"! Amazing.

Paula said...

So sweet that you made these great cookies for your daughter's class and teacher and that you personalized each of them with their name must have made everyone feel pretty special!

Chef Dennis Littley said...

those cookies are beautiful! What a great treat for your daughters last day of school, I bet her classmates will remember this for a long time!
Thanks for stopping by my blog, It's a pleasure to meet you!

Natalie said...

Oh wow I love those! What a great idea :D

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

SO darn cute!! Love these...you are quite a talented cookie decorator :) Thanks for visiting my blog, and I'm going to follow yours~

Sashquatch said...

These look absolutely perfect! I am yet to attempt cookie decorating even though i have wanted to for a long time, ive always been a little worried that they will turn out disastrous! You have inspired me to give it a shot, thank you :)

Anonymous said...

What precious cookies!!! So creative and bright and cheery!

Gina Stanley said...

These are so sweet, I'm sure the kids just gobbled them up. Can't wait to see more.

The Harried Cook said...

What a fabulous job you've done with these cookies, Myrna! I've said it before, and I'll say it again - you are so talented! I am sure the kids just LOVED it! Great post!

Jill Colonna said...

OMG, how cool are these cookies? My kids would love to be in the same class! At first I had to do a double take with the top photo; they are so perfect, it's hard to even imagine they're cookies. Fantastic! Wishing you a super summer. What a way to start it off!

Unknown said...

These are beautiful! Love the teeth marks!

Miya said...

Really really wonderful. I love the attention to detail!

Ginger@gingersnapcrafts.com said...

Featuring YOU today in my {take a look at you} post. Thank you so much for sharing this at my party last week. :) You were my 600th follower, too...so thank you, thank you. :) Have a great day.


Myrna said...

WOW! What a wonderful surprise!! Thank YOU Ginger! I'm blushing over here=D!!!!! Have a fabulous day=)

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