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Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time9 minutes
Total Time24 minutes
Servings: 2 .5 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 6 TBSP Butter Flavored Crisco
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 TBSP milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • Amazing Buttercream Frosting
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 TBSP milk
  • chocolate "Jimmie" sprinkles
  • red & green coloring


  • To make the cookies: In a large mixing bowl (or stand mixer), cream together butter, Crisco, sugar, powdered sugar and milk. Add egg and mix until well combined. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until smooth and well combined. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place on a greased cookie sheet. Spray the bottom of a glass or measuring cup with cooking spray and then dip into a plate coated with a thin layer of sugar. Press each ball down slightly. You don’t want to smash them too thin because these cookies are best when they are thick and soft. Bake for 8-9 minutes at 350 degrees F. Cool cookies completely.
  • To make the frosting: Mix butter, vanilla and milk for 30 seconds with a mixer. Add in powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Divide the frosting into two bowls with one with slightly more frosting than the other. Color the bowl with more frosting red. (I used about 1/8th tsp coloring.) Color the other bowl of frosting green. (I used 5-6 drops.) Transfer the green frosting to a piping bag with a medium sized round tip.
  • Frost a circle on the inner portion of each cookie with red frosting using a spreading knife. Pipe green frosting around the edges of the red frosting. Sprinkle with chocolate jimmies. I loved the cookies both as round "slices" of watermelon, and cut in half too!
  • Store cookies in a closed container.