> Any sugar cookie recipe will do (we used pre-made sugar cookie dough because well, it was one of those days where the shortcut was necessary, but you can use any sugar cookie recipe).
If you don’t have a favorite, here’s a few options:
The classic easy recipe
Kid-friendly sugar cookies extra malleable for little hands!
1-bowl Gluten Free Vegan Sugar Cookies
> Blue/green food coloring
> Mixing bowls
> Cookie pan
> Parchment paper
> Plus any sprinkles or oven-proof sugar decorations you have on hand
Color one half of the dough blue, one half of the dough green. Use as many or as few drops of food coloring as you would like. Ours ended up being more of a pastel Earth. If you wanted to have very bright colored planets, add more than we did! We did about 6 green, and 3 blue.
Once each section is colored, take a bit from the green and a bit of the blue and mix them together — try not to over mix! And roll them into cookie dough balls. Place on a cookie sheet with parchment paper, and on your cookie sheets. Follow the instructions and bake as normal. So for us with our store-bought dough, we followed the packaging.
That is it! Once your timer goes off, you’ve got yourself a plate of Earth Day cookies! Let them cool a little and then enjoy it.
We’re convinced they taste better outdoors. It’s neat to see how each cookie looks unique depending upon how much blue and green was put together for each. Here are a few questions I asked based on the cookie outcome which helped the kids learn a bit more about the earth :
Which cookies had more “land” (were more green)?
Which cookies had more “ocean” (were bluer)?
Are any of the landforms in the shape of a peninsula? (We had one that was!)For more science experiments for kids, please check out our blog!
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Photographs and content by: Heather Kucenski