Whoa, it's been awhile. I haven't been doing many crafty things lately, but I have been trying some new cooking/baking ideas. This summer has been filled with big batches of roasted everything, like garlic, tomatoes, and whole spatchcocked chickens (thanks to Rebecca and Everyday Foods)! YUM.
My new favorite thing is Cookie Swap by Julia Usher. If you have a second, go to the link and look through the pages a bit. It is amazing what she does with her cookies. It's inspired me to go all out with my very own cookie swap, so any of you that live around me should be expecting an invitation in the near future. I tried the Watermelon chocolate chip cookies. They came out so cute, that I just had to share with you guys.
Sorry the quality is so bad. Only the camera phone was on hand. Of course they don't look as good as hers do, but it was my first try. Using a basic sugar roll-out cookie recipe and food coloring, make a 6''x3'' red cookie log, then wrap a plain dough sheet around the red log and then a green dough sheet around that. Slice the log into separate cookies and cut in half to get watermelon halves. Press mini chocolate chips flat-side-up in the red part. Seems easy right? Beware, this is not as easy as it was in the instructions. After each step, chill the dough for an hour or two to make it stiffer and easier to work with.
Let me know if you want the full recipe and I can scan it and email it to you.