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Chocolate Chip Watermelon Cookies

Chocolate Chip Watermelon CookiesThese watermelon cookies are a perfect addition to your summertime picnic! Using refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough, cookies are sliced into watermelon shapes and decorated with icing and chocolate mini morsel toppers.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (16-ounce) package NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
1 (16-ounce) container ready-to-use vanilla frosting - divided use
Red and green food coloring
NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Mini Morsel Toppers

Cooking Directions:

  1. Freeze cookie dough roll for 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  3. Slice cookie dough roll into 12 even slices. Cut each slice in half to form a wedge. Place wedges 2 to 3-inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake for 13 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Upon removal from oven, with edge of knife, immediately reshape each cookie to be a half circle. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  5. Place 1 1/4 cups frosting into small bowl. Stir a few drops of red food coloring into icing, adding additional drops, to reach desired shade of pink. To remaining frosting in container, stir in drops of green food coloring to shade of green desired.
  6. To Decorate: Spread pink frosting over each cookie in a half circle, leaving a border on curved side for green frosting. While frosting is wet, sprinkle with Toppers to make seeds, pressing Toppers slightly to adhere. Pipe green icing on rounded edge of pink icing. Allow cookies to set. Store cookies in tightly covered container.

Makes 2 dozen cookies.

Tip: To pipe green frosting, place frosting in pastry bag or small, plastic food storage bag. Cut a small corner from bag.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.