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Strawberry cake mix cookies are studded with chocolate chips, filled with buttercream frosting, and rolled in green sugar. The perfect watermelon cookie sandwich for summer!

Watermelon Cake Mix Cookie Sandwiches on Taste and Tell

If you are in Utah, I will be making these cookie sandwiches on Channel 2′s Fresh Living today at 1pm!




Ah, summer…

If there is one thing that screams summer to me, it is watermelon. It’s not even technically summer yet, (edit – I’m a dork and just realized that today is actually the first day of summer!!), but we’ve already made our way through 3 of them. So what better way to celebrate summer than with watermelon treats?

And ok – technically, these aren’t even watermelon. They are strawberry. And chocolate. And buttercream. No watermelon in sight. Except for the fact that they look like watermelons. That’s what matters, right?

I have to go on the record that I totally stole this idea from one of you. Back in 2007, I did a post on cake mix cookies. Thanks to Pinterest, (follow me there if you are on!), these cookies have been my #2 most popular post for months now. You all love cake mix cookies! And one of you left a comment, saying that it would be fun to put mini chocolate chips in the cookies, and to make them into ice cream sandwiches, with the edges rolled in something green to resemble a watermelon. I saw that idea, and couldn’t get it out of my head. I did decide to substitute the ice cream with a buttercream filling, just to make these easier to transport and to share. But ice cream would definitely be my second favorite choice!!

If you want to really go with the watermelon idea, you can always do a white cake mix, colored with food coloring.  And you can flavor them with watermelon flavoring oil.  I haven’t tried this, but I’m pretty sure it would work.  But I took the easy way – and even though they are strawberry flavored, they still scream summer to me!!

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Watermelon Cake Mix Cookie Sandwiches

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12 cookie sandwiches

Watermelon Cake Mix Cookie Sandwiches

Strawberry cake mix cookies are studded with chocolate chips, filled with buttercream frosting, and rolled in green sugar. The perfect watermelon cookie sandwich for summer!

Ingredients

  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • green colored sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. In a bowl, mix together the cake mix, eggs and vegetable oil until combined. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes. Cool completely.
  3. In another bowl, beat the butter until smooth. Gradually add in the powdered sugar. Add the milk and the vanilla and mix until smooth.
  4. Turn half of the cookies upside down. Using an offset spatula or a piping bag, add frosting to the bottom of the cookies. Top with another cookie to make a sandwich. Roll the edges of the frosting in the colored sugar.
http://www.tasteandtellblog.com/watermelon-cake-mix-cookie-sandwiches/

More watermelon inspired sweet treats:

Watermelon Bombe Cake from The Family Kitchen
Watermelon Cupcakes from Bakingdom
Frozen Watermelon Roll from Fake Ginger

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27 Responses to Watermelon Cake Mix Cookie Sandwiches

  1. Rosa says:

    Lovely and very tempting!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. Cake mix cookies are the BEST! They are my go-to cookie if I need something quick and delicious. I’ve made so many combinations of them over the years…but never ones like these! I am loving these little sandwiches! :)

  3. These are super cute! Great idea!

  4. These are so cute! And thanks for linking to me! :)

  5. Abby says:

    These are adorable. So cute for the Fourth of July!

  6. Tracey says:

    These are adorable, they really do look like little mini watermelons! Perfect for summer.

  7. Adorable! I love them. I have to tell you, they are the preppiest looking treats I’ve ever seen with the whole pink and green combo! So fun for a little girl’s birthday party, or even an old girl, too. :)

  8. Karly says:

    Ah! They are so cute that they are hurting my eyeballs!

  9. These are so cute!! I bet they’d be a huge hit at summer parties.

  10. Those are SO cute!! Perfect summer treat.

  11. Joan says:

    Cute cookies and I like cake mix. Can’t get any easier to make. :)

  12. Valerie M. says:

    Way cute! I have a file of watermelon-style desserts so I’ll be adding this one!

  13. funny – my strawberry cake mix cookies (thanks to pinterest also) remain super popular…gotta love pinterest for breathing new life into recipes that may otherwise die.

    these are so creative & cute!

  14. Cassie says:

    Fun, fun! Good luck with the TV spot. These are so festive. Love the colors and flavors. Too adorable!

  15. Deborah!! These are ADORABLE. Probably the cutest cookie I’ve ever seen! i must make them. You are so creative. :)

  16. those sounds absolutely delicious and are so adorable! thanks for sharing!

  17. Chels R. says:

    How adorable are those cute little watermelons! Love it! What kid wouldn’t to eat that!

  18. Awwww these are just too cute! Such gorgeous colors, and I love that chocolate chips are used as the seeds. Well done!

  19. Kristy says:

    These are adorable! I never would have thought about using cake mix in cookies before. Clever!

  20. Joanne says:

    SO cute! I feel summery just by looking at these (never mind that its 90 degrees here right now)

  21. Oh my goodnesss! These are so cute! who knew there’s a cake mix in these delicious cookies. And I love the watermelon look ;)

  22. These are so cute! I can’t wait to make them. My kids will LOVE them!

  23. kat says:

    This is sooooooo cute!!!

  24. Too cute! Too bad there isn’t a watermelon flavored cake mix already!

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