DIY Watermelon Treats


Three different DIY Watermelon inspired treats!



Things you'll need

Ingredients for the Watermelon Cookies
  • 3 Cups All purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
  • 8 oz. Salted Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Triangle cookie cutter
  • 1 Container green food coloring
  • 1 Small paintbrush
  • Royal icing: green, white, black and red
  • Rolling pin
  • Triangle cookie cutter

Ingredients for the Watermelon Cupcakes

  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup Shortening
  • 4 ounce Salted butter
  • 5 Egg whites
  • 1 box Watermelon Jell-o
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp Almond extract
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Mini chocolate chips
  • 12 Silicone cupcake liners
  • Buttercream frosting: dark green and light green.

Ingredients for the Watermelon Popsicles

  • 1 Popsicle maker
  • 1 cup Watermelon puree
  • 1/2 cup Plain Coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup Coconut milk (dyed green)
  • Black food coloring
  • Small paint brush

    Let's get started!

    For the Watermelon Cookies

    1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
    3. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
    4. Add the eggs one at a time beating well in each addition.
    5. Mix in the lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla extract. 
    6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
    7. Form the dough into a disk shape and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate the dough for 1-2 hours.
    8. Sprinkle a little bit of flour on a flat surface and roll out the dough to 1/4" thick. 
    9. Cut out triangles and place it on the baking tray.Place in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
    10. Bake in the oven for about 12 minutes.

    Time to decorate.

    1. Using the red royal icing, outline and fill about 3/4 of the cookie.
    2. Take the white royal icing and apply a thin line on top of the red triangle.
    3. Fill in the remaining space with green royal icing for the rind.
    4. Use the black royal icing to pipe seeds on the red section.
    5. Use a small brush to add more details on the green part of the cookie.

    For the Watermelon Cupcakes

    1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a muffin tray with cupcake liners
    2. In a large  bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and watermelon jell-o
    3. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
    4. Add the almond and vanilla extracts and mix well.
    5. Slowly add the 5 egg whites into the butter mixture until well combined.
    6. Alternate adding the dry ingredients and the milk into the wet mixture, starting and ending with the dry ingredients.
    7. Add some food coloring to the batter.
    8. Fold in the mini chocolate chips.
    9. Fill the cupcake liners about 2/3 full.
    10. Bake in the oven for about 18-20 minutes.

    Time to decorate.

    1. Mix together some light and dark green buttercream frosting in a piping bag.
    2. Pipe a swirl on each cupcake

    For the Watermelon Popsicles

    1. Take your popsicle maker and pop in the stick handles.
    2. For the first layer, pour in the watermelon puree but leave an inch of space on the top.
    3. Place in the freezer and let is set completely. 
    4. For the second layer, pour about a 1/2" thick into the popsicle mold and let it set.
    5. For the third layer, pour in the green coconut milk and let it set. 
    6. Optional: take a small paintbrush and dip it in black food coloring to add some seeds to the popsicles. 



    Written By Rosanna Pansino