Earth Day Globe Cookies

February 12th, 2013 posted by Tami Rose

Going green is an important lesson to teach the next generation. What a great way to share the importance of keeping our planet green by making these sweet Earth cookies together.

What You Need

1 1/2 C. white sugar 1 1/2 C. brown sugar 3/4 C. butter, softened but not melted 3/4 C. butter flavored shortening 3 eggs 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon 3/4 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp salt 3 C. flour 4 1/2 C. regular (not quick cooking!) oatmeal 1 1/2 C. white chocolate chips (optional) can add nuts if desired

What You Do

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cream together both sugars, butter, and shortening. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then add vanilla and mix well. Combine soda, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and flour. Add slowly to the butter and sugar mixture making sure to mix well. Stir in oatmeal, and then add chocolate chips at the end. Drop by scant 1/4 C. onto cookie sheet, leaving some room in-between cookies for the cookies to spread during baking. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until light brown. Do not over bake if chewy cookies are desired. Immediately remove from the cookie sheet to a cooling rack. Once cookies have completely cooled, frost with royal icing* to look like planet Earth.

Royal Icing

4 egg whites 4 C. sifted confectioners’ sugar 1 tsp. clear vanilla extract Beat egg whites in clean, large bowl with mixer at high speed until foamy. Gradually add sugar and clear vanilla extract. Beat at high speed until thickened. If you desire a thicker icing, slowly add more confectioner’s sugar until you reached your desired consistency.

For “Earth” cookies you will need:

blue paste food coloring green paste food coloring 3 Ziploc baggies or icing bags Divide the icing into: 1/2 to color blue, 1/4 to color green and 1/4 white. Fill in green for land, blue for water and use the white to outline the land. Let the cookies dry completely before stacking in containers.

Tami Rose (98 Posts)

Tami Rose lives in North Carolina with her husband and 2 children. She is always on the lookout for fun, easy crafts that any age group can make. She is the Assistant Administrator on the FamilyCorner.com forums. You can find her there under the username of "ajrsmom". She is also the Assistant Editor for FamilyCorner.com and provides valuable support for the website.


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