Are you looking for Earth Day cooking activities or easy Earth Day baking ideas for kids? Earth cookies are the perfect idea! These food coloring cookies only have a few ingredients, are easy enough for kids (even toddlers) to help make, and are a delicious Earth Day snack! You’ll be surprised how simple it is to make these Earth sugar cookies, and how cool they look when they are done. Be sure to pin these Earth Day sugar cookies to your Earth Day dessert boards!
What you need to make these Earth Day sugar cookies
You only need a few things to make these Earth Day cookies:
- Prepared sugar cookie dough (either refrigerated dough from the store or your favorite sugar cookie recipe)
- 2 bowls and spoons
- Green and blue food coloring
- Baking sheet
How to make Earth sugar cookies
To make these easy Earth sugar cookies, divide the prepared cookie dough into two bowls. Mix green food coloring into one bowl and blue food coloring into the other bowl, stirring and adding more food coloring until you’ve reached your desired colors.
Roll the cookie dough into an even number of balls. If the dough is sticky, place the balls in the refrigerator to chill for a few minutes, which will make them easier to work with in the next step.
To turn these little cookie dough balls into Earth cookies, grab one green ball and one blue ball. Smush them together and roll them into one larger ball. Don’t overwork the dough; just roll them until they are combined. Repeat with the remaining dough balls.
Each of your Earth Day cookies will naturally have its own unique pattern just from smashing and rolling the two colors together.
Place your Earth Day sugar cookies balls onto a prepared baking sheet (per the package or your recipe’s directions).
Bake the Earth sugar cookies in the oven according to the package or recipe directions. Look how the colors create a pattern similar to oceans and continents for these Earth cookies!
Cool the Earth Day cookies until they are easy to handle.
We just love how these Earth Day desserts come out!
We hope you have a fun time making these Earth Day treats! If you make these Earth Day sugar cookies, I’d love to see them. Tag me in your pictures and posts on social media at @fabeveryday. Happy Earth Day!