Time Required :
Over an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
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one in a melon cookies

Let someone know they’re “One in a Melon” by surprising them with these sweet cookies that are *almost* too pretty to eat. Royal icing is the key to adding all the darling details. Give it time to dry, and it won’t budge. Make sure you save a few for yourself – we think you’re “One in a Melon,” too!
Step 1
Project Note: Plan to make and decorate these adorable cookies one day before you give them away, so that the icing will be firm and fully set when it’s time to package them up!
 
Prepare a batch of roll-out cookie dough by following your favorite recipe.
 
TIP: Are you looking for a tasty and reliable cookie dough recipe? Wilton® has a great one here
Step 2
Roll out your dough to ¼" thickness. Select the largest smooth-sided round cutter from the set and use it to cut out your cookies. 
Step 3
With a ruler, measure 1¼" from one edge of a cut-out cookie to its center. Cut across the cookie at this 1¼" mark, forming two semi-circles – one that’s 1¼" across, and one that’s a bit larger. Measure from the edge to the center of the larger semicircle and cut it down so that it’s also 1¼" across. Now, both semi-circles should be the same size. Bake and cool the cookies.

TIP: Remove the leftover strip of dough from each cookie’s center. You can combine the leftover dough strips from all the cookies, roll and re-cut to make more cookies, if desired.
Step 4
Prepare royal icing according to the directions on its packaging. 
Step 5
Now it’s time to color your icing! Make icing in each of the following quantities and color combinations:
 
   -  Tint ¼ cup of icing black with the Black icing color.
   -  Tint 1 cup of icing pink with a small amount of the Red-Red icing color.
   -  Tint ½ cup of icing green (like the color shown in our photo) with a combination of Kelly Green and Leaf Green icing colors.
Step 6
Once you’ve mixed up each color, follow the directions on the packaging to thin the pink icing to 20 count. Thin the green icing to 20 count as well. Thin the black icing to 25 count. Place the black icing in an air-tight container and set it aside for the moment. You’ll be using it once you get to Step 9. 
Step 7
Prepare a decorating bag with a coupler and tip 5, then fill it with the green icing. Pipe a melon rind onto the outer curve of each cookie, just as it is in our image. Let the cookies dry for about 15 minutes.  
Step 8
Prepare a second decorating bag with a coupler and tip 5, then fill it with the pink icing. Pipe melon onto each cookie. It should cover almost all of the surface of the cookie, as in our image. Let all the cookies dry for about 8 to 10 hours.  
Step 9
Prepare a third decorating bag with a coupler and tip 2, then fill it with the black icing. Pipe small hearts onto the pink melon surface on each cookie. 
Step 10
Let the cookies dry once more, for about 4 to 5 hours. After that, they’re ready to be packaged up and handed out!
 
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    • Color: Kelly Green
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