This Watermelon Pop Cookies decorating tutorial is courtesy of our contributor Cherylin…I love going to a summer BBQ and having watermelon and these cookie pops add a fun twist to the dessert table. These are some seriously easy cookies to create and they’re perfect for first time cookie decorators.
Watermelon Pop Cookies – What You’ll Need:
- Candy corn/pie shape from Sweet Sugar Belle’s Shape Shifter Set
- Cookie dough, chilled and ready to cut – my recipe and directions can be found here
- Royal icing prepared – recipe and directions here
- Gel food coloring. I used Wilton pink, Wilton Leaf Green, and Americolor Black
- 3 – #2 tips for icing
- #1 tip for seeds
- 4 piping bags with couplers
- Wooden craft/popsicle sticks – I used these from Walmart
Watermelon Pop Cookies – Getting Ready To Decorate:
Prepare a cookie dough recipe of your choice or use mine here.
Roll out the dough on the thicker side, about .25” to accommodate the stick. Cut out the watermelon wedge shape from the chilled dough.
Gently slide the stick into the bottom of the wedge shape.
Return cookies to the fridge for an additional 30 minutes of chilling, then bake at 325°F for 12-15 minutes.
When you remove from the oven, allow the cookies to cool slightly on the tray before transporting to a cooling rack. This will help the cookie harden around the stick, making it stronger.
Prepare the royal icing and thin to 20 second icing.
Color icing and put the icing in piping bags.
Watermelon Pop Cookies – Decorating:
Pipe the green rind of the watermelon first followed by the white inside rind.
Once this dries slightly, about an hour or so, you can pipe the pink of the watermelon. Allow this to try until completely hardened – around 12 hours.
Make a dollop for the seeds, then pull and release the tip, dragging it to create the seed shape.
Enjoy the summer BBQ party season!
We’d like to send a big THANK YOU to Cherylin for sharing this creative cookie decorating tutorial with us. Follow her on Instagram for even more creative cookie decorating ideas.