Happy Earth Day! I was inspired by a recent post at Under the Table and Dreaming. Stephanie used the same method to make an Earth Day cake that I used to make Bug's birthday cake last spring. I decided to try making earth cookies.
To make these, you'll need:
Sugar cookie dough (a mix, pre-made, from scratch - however you'd like)
Blue & Green food coloring
Divide your dough into two bowls. I used about 2/3 of the dough for blue and 1/3 for green since the earth is mostly water. Add 6-7 drops of color to each bowl (green in one and blue in the other). I chose to kneed it in with my hands since dough is usually very difficult to stir with a spoon.
Once the color was mixed in well, I grabbed a small bit of each dough, swirled them together, rolled it into a teaspoon-sized ball and plopped it onto a cookie sheet. I repeated this process until I ran out of dough and baked them at 375 for about 10 minutes (until the edges were a slight golden color). Cool for 2 minutes in the pan and then on a rack until completely cool. Enjoy!