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Plate of magically simple Earth Day cookies - blue and green sugar cookies that look like the earth with a red heart in the middle


  • Author: Millie Brinkley
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 16 cookies 1x


These Magically Simple Earth Day Cookies, with only 4 ingredients, are the perfect way to honor Earth Day with the kids with a delicious treat.



1 roll refrigerated sugar cookies (in the tube)

Green and blue gel food coloring

¼ cup flour

Heart-shaped red sprinkles


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat mat.  Set aside.

Slice the tube of cookie dough in half and place into two bowls.

Add 3-4 drops of green food coloring to one bowl and 3-4 drops of blue to the other.

Knead the food coloring into the dough with your hands or a spoon until the color is evenly distributed.  If necessary add more color, one drop at a time, until the desired color is achieved.

If the dough gets sticky, add a bit of the flour, a teaspoon at a time.

To make the Earth, scoop about 2 teaspoons of the blue dough and 2 teaspoons of green dough and start shaping then together into a ball that resembles Earth.  It doesn’t have to be exact.

Place the cookies onto the prepared baking sheet about 2-inches apart.

Bake for 10-14 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges and on the bottom.

Cool on a wire rack and store, once cooled, in an airtight container.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: magically simple Earth Day cookies, Earth Day, kid friendly recipes, sugar cookies, desserts