Earth cookies - an Earth Day dessert
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Earth Day Cookies

easy to make these adorable Earth cookies!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword earth cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
chilling time 20 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 48 cookies
Calories 56kcal


  • 2/3 cup butter soft
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups flour


  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • dash almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon milk


  • In a large bowl, beat the butter on medium-high speed for about 30 seconds or until fluffy.
  • Add the sugar, baking powder, and salt and beat until mixed well.
  • Add the egg, milk, and almond extract and beat just until combined.
  • Add as much flour as you can and beat.
  • Add the remaining flour with a wooden spoon.
  • Divide the dough into halves with one half having a bit more than the other. 
  • Using food coloring, dye the smaller half green and the larger half blue. 
  • Chill the dough for about 20 minutes and begin to preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • To make the cookies: Use about 1 tablespoon of blue dough to make a small patty. Lay about 3/4 tablespoon of green dough on top. Roll it into a ball and press down on to an ungreased cookie sheet with a jar dipped in sugar.
  • Bake for about 6-8 minutes or just until set. Do not overbake.


  • Mix the powdered sugar, extract, and milk together. Add additional sugar or milk to get the consistency you would like. 
  • Mix in red food coloring to obtain a nice red color.
  • Use a toothpick or small knife to place a small amount of icing on the cookie.
  • Use a toothpick to gently drag the icing into a heart shape (move quickly before the icing dries) and let dry.


Be sure to press the cookies firmly, you will not want them to be rounded on top.


Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 15mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.3mg