Every April 22, we celebrate Earth Day, which is a reminder to safeguard Earth, its resources, and species. As we all know, global warming has been an issue since the early 2000s. You may have noticed that some places experience extreme weather conditions they have not experienced before. For example, a friend of mine in Canada mentioned that they experience snowfall this April — during springtime — can you imagine that! If you remember, Texas also got snowed in last February in 2021 — and Texas does not get snow.
Baking Activities for Earth Day
If you have kids at home, baking is one of the activities you can do on Earth Day and teach them valuable concepts. For example, you can talk about cleaning up and not wasting water. If you don’t have kids, you can still make these Earth Day cookies and sell them or give them away to spread awareness. You can raise funds by selling the cookies and donate them to a charity that protects the earth.
These Earth Day cookies are not just delicious, they are also very easy to make. The blue and green color aptly represent the earth and are pleasing to the eye. You can even tweak the cookies by decorating them with different colors for birthdays, Valentine’s day, baby showers, and other special occasions. You can also bake these special cookies everyday and encourage creativity with kids by letting them decorate them as they please.
Baking is a great way to teach practical life concepts to children. Young as they are, they are like sponges who easily absorb information. What better way to teach them about caring for the earth and the environment than baking earth day cookies. If you don’t have kids, you can also bake these cookies and give them away to those in need to raise awareness.
If you’re looking for more cookie recipes, you can also try this simple Chewy Oat Cookies recipe.
Don’t forget to share this recipe with others!
Simple Earth Day Cookies
- half sheet baking pan and rack set
- parchment paper
- 1 17-oz bag sugar cookie mix
- 6 drops blue food coloring
- 6 drops green food coloring
- Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Following package directions, prepare sugar cookie mix.
- Separate dough into 2 parts. Mix blue food coloring on the other half of the dough and green on the other.
- Pull out small pieces of dough and form them into 1-inch balls. Put patches of color onto each dough to mimic the earth's pattern.
- Flatten the decorated cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheets.
- Bake for 8 to 9 minutes or until the edges are set. Make sure they do not brown.
- Cool completely on cooling racks for about 10 minutes before packing or servong.