Here's a fun and tasty project to celebrate Mother Nature.

By Adrienne Blumthal
March 25, 2020
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earth day cookies cooling on rack with glasses of milk
Credit: Steven Karl Metzer

Swirled with bright blue and green colors, these Earth Day treats are simple sugar cookies dyed to look just like our beautiful planet. They're the perfect treat to make in celebration of Earth Day, which falls on April 22nd this year. Another plus? They are easy to make and a fun project to do with kids.

You Will Need

bowls of blue and green dough to form earth day cookies
Credit: Steven Karl Metzer

To Make the Cookies

Prepare the Basic Sugar Cookie dough following the recipe instructions, but don't wrap and chill the prepared dough. Instead, divide it into two halves and place each half in a bowl. Use food coloring to dye one portion of the dough blue and the other portion green.

shaping blue and green dough into earth day cookies
Credit: Steven Karl Metzer

Preheat your oven to 325°F degrees. Spray baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray and site aside. Place a piece of parchment paper on the work surface. Pinch off small pieces of dough in varying sizes (between 1/2 teaspoon and two teaspoons each). Shape and press six to eight of the dough pieces together in a circular shape.

blue and green dough formed into earth day cookies
Credit: Steven Karl Metzer

Roll the blue and green dough pieces together to form a ball (ball size should be between one and two tablespoons). Repeat with remaining dough. Makes 12 to 18 cookies depending on size.

earth day cookies formed into balls on baking sheet
Credit: Steven Karl Metzer

Transfer your cookies to the prepared baking sheet and bake until edges and top are crisp, about 15 to 18 minutes (Baking time will depend on the size of the cookies). Remove from the oven, then place them on a wire rack to cool. Let your cookies cool completely before serving.

Cookies will last up to a week stored in airtight containers at room temperature.

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