These Earth Day cookies are amazing!
Earth Day Cookies
Earth Day is coming up on April 22. It’s a day to remind us of how amazing and precious our planet is, and that we need to take care of it. Did you know that Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970? Now more than 193 countries work together to bring awareness to the importance of environmental protection.
These Earth Day cookies are a fun treat to make with your kids, in honor of this very important global event. This is a very simple cookie recipe, but you could also use ready-made sugar cookie dough from the supermarket.
Related Articles: This DIY Bird Bath and Coffee Filter Planet Earth craft are great activities for Earth Day. You might also enjoy these Upcycled Bird Feeders.
What You’ll Need to Make Planet Earth Cookies
3/4 cup softened salted butter
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon almond extract
2 cups all purpose flour
Blue and green food coloring
4″ circle cookie cutter
1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2. Beat your butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Quickly mix in your almond extract and egg.
4. Mix in your flour and separate your dough into bowls.
5. Mix in blue food coloring in one bowl and green (or a mix of yellow and blue) in the other.
6. Form your dough into two dough balls and roll your blue dough out to 1/2″ thick.
7. Break apart pieces of your green dough, lightly press them onto your blue dough, and continue to roll your dough until it’s about 1/4″ thick.
8. Use your circle to cut your shapes out.
9. Place on your baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes and let cool.
Earth Day cookies
- 3/4 cup softened salted butter
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon almond extract
- 1 egg
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- Blue and green food coloring 4″ circle cookie cutter
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These are so pretty! A clever way to mix the blue and green colors too, it looks just like the sea and land.
Hannah C says
These look so delicious and they are too cute! I would love to make them!
shelly peterson says
What a fun idea to do for Earth Day. The kids love making cookies.
sendy ponce says
I love to make cookies and this seems like a great idea to do for a project.
Wow what a cool idea! And no need to limit it to one day a year, these would be good any time! I want to try this!
Sara Zielinski says
THis is a really cute cookie.
My five year old an I had a blast making these for his Earth Day bake sale for school. It’s a nut free campus, so I subbed vanilla for the almond extract and doubled the recipe.
The dough was SUPER sticky. I should have chilled it before trying to handle it. And I’m wondering if the almond extract really adds the pizzaz that these cookies need flavor wise because with the vanilla they really were just ok tasting. My other note would be that the only way to achieve the blue in the dough is to use the “neon” food coloring blue that McCormick makes, the regular blue just didn’t cut it.