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Earth Day Cookies

Make these fun "Earth" cookies with your kids, aka shortbread cookies. 
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 1 hr 12 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 12


  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • blue and green food coloring


  • In a mixing bowl or kitchen mixer, beat softened butter for about a 1 minute on medium speed. Add the sugar and vanilla extract and beat for another minute until fluffy.
  • Slowly add your baking powder, salt and flour into your mixing bowl on low speed. Beating until combined, about a minute. Add the milk and beat until just combined.
  • Divide the dough into two equal parts in two seperate bowls. Add a few drops of blue into one of the bowls and the green into the other bowl and stir until the dough is the color you want. Form into a ball and wrap each in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • After the hour, take your dough out and work quickly as you want the dough to stay as cold as possible. Take about 1 teaspoon of each color and mix together in your hand, roll into a ball and smash each ball onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until the edges turn a slight golden brown. Allow to cool on baking sheet and then transfer to a wire rack. Shortbread cookies are best when eaten completely cooled.
Keyword Cookies, Earth Day, Shortbread