Tuesday, June 3, 2014

watermelon sugar cookies

as a nurse i suppose i need to promote good nutrition.
and if you've hung 'round here a lot, that doesn't exactly happen seeing that there is a lot of sugar round these parts.

but today i am gonna talk about fruit!
yes fruit!
watermelon to be exact.

my hubby loooooves watermelon.
did you know it's a 2 bite fruit?
yeah me neither but he cuts that sucker in half, puts it on a plate and goes to town.

i've never seen anyone eat watermelon like he does. and i get bloggy mad when he doesn't give me a chance at it first cuz he knows i would probably sculpture something out if it or turn it into a banana shape or something.

perhaps he is just helping me by giving me something less to think about when it comes to blogging seeing that i got a zillion ideas in my head about turning food into crafts and crafts into food or, or, or, whatever. 

anyway, let's get back to fruit.
wanna see?
i even made a song about it.
and..and...huh?
you say how can i hold an entire watermelon in my hand?
you say you don't think i have giant hands or am strong enough to hold an entire watermelon in one hand? 

well...you're right.
and you're right again it's not really fruit after all.
aaaand 
you're right i failed again to perform my nursing duty to tell you about good nutrition.

but hey!
it's a cookie.
much better than good nutrition right?
just don't tell my students and patients that...

anyway, let's see what i did.
i just grabbed small portions of the dough and eyeballed the size.
i figure if i needed more i'd mix more up.
then i put a blob in a ziploc bag and added the food coloring and squished it all up til it was all mixed together. 
then i took a spatula and scraped the sides of the bag and put the colored blob in a bowl and started to work.
see, it's all very scientific really.
no that is not green bacon.
you've seen green eggs and ham before i know, but that is not bacon.
just pretend to make green bacon strips and you're all good. 

i wanted to make BIG watermelons and mini watermelons just because i am weird.
so i used 2 different pans that you can't tell from the pics here but you will in the end product.



tada! they're done.

now i know watermelon cookies are not a new idea and they are all over the blog world and pinterest.
but these are different cuz they are decorated on the front and back with no frosting needed or royal icing since i have no clue how to make beautiful royal icing cookies.
i do however, know how to make colored blobs of dough fairly well.
now it's time to take them on a father's day summer picnic celebration.
HEY! 
what're those crazy ants doing in my watermelon?!?!?

well, i guess if the ants like them that makes them more tempting huh?
no?
anyone have a giant hand to help me get rid of these ants then? 





44 comments:

  1. I haven't seen watermelon cookies like this before - so cute and I am very happy the ants didn't get to all of them!

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    1. me too! pesky little buggers-heehee :) thanks again Kim! happy summer! :>D

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  2. Hi Lisa - They may be all over Pinterest, but I haven't seen them yet. Too adorable! I love the ant with the smushed head. Hopefully they didn't eat all of your cookies. Hugs, Holly

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    1. HAHA thank you sweet Holly! good thing those are fake ants painted on my picnic plate huh?! the pinterest watermelon cookies are either iced, or rolled-up and sliced or frosted. i love them but didn't wanna make the same old same so that's when i came up with the idea to decorate the front and back. it was either that or tackle icing bags-yikes! scary! :>O

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  3. Oh, love these! One of your "easier" projects! Still have to get me a pan like that! Thanks girl! Love 'em! Your, BBFF! Dona

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    1. yes be a pan hoarder like me so we can continue to make stuff together BBFF! ;) and as far as easy, i'm sure happy about that cuz my brain likes to do everything the hard way :>O

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  4. These turned out totally fantastic! I love them!!! Thanks for the excellent tutorial as well.

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    1. thank you Michelle! even my daughter who is not the biggest fan of watermelon likes these. i told her she needed to add more fruit to her diet anyway-lol :>D

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  5. Love these!! Totally have to make some during the summer...
    Thank you for sharing with us at Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party. Hope to see you back next week!

    Cayla & Ashley
    http://caylaandashley.blogspot.com/

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    1. hooray! i sure hope you do CaylaAnd Ashley! :) i'll be back next week :>D

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  6. Ah there you go making me smile again! I love your scientific way of making these and they look great. Thanks again, I love visiting here!

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    1. YAY! and i love having you here! you make me SMILE too Julia! :>D

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  7. We have sooo much in common ... my hubby loves watermelon too! He actually thinks that we need it in the fridge at all times. I'm sending him to your house ... watermelon and cookies ... paradise! Cute cookies ... keep an eye on those ants ... pinning!

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    1. HAHA! guess what Brenda, my hubby LOVES peanut butter too! we should get them together-they could just sit and watch tv all day eating watermelon and peanut butter (but hopefully not eat it together-LOL) thanks so much for the pin! :)

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  8. These are adorable! pinning now

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    1. rooty toot toot! thank you SO much springs222! thanks for the pin too too too! heehee :)

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  9. Visiting from the Artsy Corner link-up. Adorable cookies! I definitely need to try this :)

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    1. thank you Mandee! just pretend the dough is play-dough and have fun with it :)

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  10. I am sooo glad I bought that pan (and the min version!) to make your little pies, because now I can make these too! My mother made watermelon slices years ago, but they were the rolled version. These looks so much easier and I like the variegated green effect too - that makes them look more like actual watermelon, which in turn makes them healthier, right, nurse? LOL cute cookies and cute story - and song too!

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    1. healthier in the way that it makes you fell happy on the inside when you make them so yes they are "healthier" J! (that was lame eh?) i tried to make rolled versions of the pinwheel cookie for Christmas but they looked like the letter D when i cut them. so i tried to fix them to make them look more like an O but they turned out looking like a greek letter instead! LOL :>O

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  11. So cleaver and cute! Thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!

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    1. i guess you could use a cleaver to cut these cookies but a regular knife would do too-LOL just messin' with ya Pam :>O you are SUPER sweet and i am sooo not messin' with you about that! :)

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  12. How completely adorable! You are so creative. :-) Found you at What to do Weekends. Hope you have a fantastic weekend!
    Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

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    1. jeepers thank you Kim! i'm so happy you found me! now i can have a fantastic weekend :>D

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  13. How creative are you? These are the cutest cookies. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. thank you Bobbie! that's awful nice of you to say!!! :)

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    1. and you are awesomely kind Jill! thank YOU! :>D

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  15. These look great! And I have not seen them all over pinterest yet...so this is a first for me. Very cute and yummy looking!

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    1. oh goodie! glad you like these and didn't have other watermelon cookies in mind to compare them too-LOL thank you so much Clarissa! :)

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  16. Absolutely adorable! What a fun summer treat!

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    1. thank you Nicole thank you! summer's all about fun isn't it? :)

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  17. My goodness those look so very yummy! Pinning to my Wake Up Wednesday board. I really like how easy these are to make! Thanks for sharing at WUW.
    Shirley @Intelligent Domestications

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    1. yippee! thanks for the pin and your party too Shirley! i like the "easiness" of them too :>D

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  18. I cannot wiat to see what you link up every week because everything always looks SUPER cute! Love these!

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week!

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    1. and you Jess are always so SUPER nice! THANK YOU!!! :>D

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  19. These turned out so cute! Love the stripes in the watermelon rind! Thanks for sharing at my Creative Ways Link Party! Hope to see you again this week!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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    1. thank you SO much Nici! this is one time where watermelon rind is actually pretty yummy! lol :>D i'll be back for your party of course!

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  20. Oh my goodness!! Could these be anymore adorable! These are amazing, Lisa!!

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    1. and could you be anymore sweeter? thank you thank you kristi! :>D

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  21. OMG these are amazing! I'm doing these this summer for sure! Thanks for Sharing!

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    1. hooray hooray hooray!!! i'm SOOO happy you like them Steph! what a warm fuzzy you gave me :>D

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  22. Cute cookies! Perfect for summer! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

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    1. yay! thank you so much T'onna! and for your party too of course :)

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