sweet earth

In honor of Earth Day, I made a consumable version… no waste! (Except for the stick, but there are plenty of ways to reuse lollipop sticks, and I’m sure you clever crafty people will find them.) And for the record, I reuse “disposable” frosting bags til they fall apart in my hands.

how to make earth cookies

you will need:
dough
icing
circle cookie cutter (I used 2 1/2″)
lollipop sticks (optional, no need to bake on sticks)

1 disposable frosting bag

1 coupler

1 size “3” decorating tip

rubberbands

4 disposable frosting bags or ziploc bags
scissors
frosting colors (blue, green, yellow, white and black)
toothpick

*Follow the link to find my dough and frosting recipes. All of the above can be found at any major craft store. I use Americolor brand soft gel paste food coloring. Find in specialty stores or on the internet here. You can substitute craft store coloring, but I just so love Americolor.


step one: bake your cookies on a stick
Follow the instructions in step one HERE for baking circle cookies on a stick. Let cool.

step two: outline your earth
Make frosting. (TIP: the frosting consistency shouldn’t be very runny, like flooding, but also shouldn’t be so stiff that you can’t swirl it in step three. In between is perfect.) Mix about 1/2 cup of frosting with black food coloring. Prepare a frosting bag with the coupler and size “3” tip. Fill with black frosting and tie closed with a rubber band. Outline the circle with black. Let set well, about 20 minutes.


step three: fill your earth
Mix four colors of frosting (about 1/2 cup-3/4 cup each): blue, green, white and yellow. If you’re short on time, skip the yellow. Fill each in a frosting bag tied closed with a rubber band or a Ziploc bag. Snip the corner of the bag or Ziploc about 1/8 inch (not toooooo much, just enough to pipe frosting easily).

Working with one cookie at a time, so that the frosting doesn’t dry too quickly, pipe all four colors swirled around the cookie. You should cover much of the cookie, but don’t worry about precision. With a toothpick, swirl colors together. Let dry overnight.

TIPS: When piping your colors, go heavier on blue and green, just do a couple dabs of the yellow and white. While precision isn’t important, you should try and at least get the edges of the circle when piping.

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Comments

  1. Chic Cookies says

    Thanks Rachel! Look forward to seeing and I’ll be sure to add a link… And thanks Jennifer! Yes, would love to see the eggs! Are they on your site? (I’ll hop over now) or email.

  2. Robin Sue says

    I saw these and wanted to sing “I’ve Got the Whole World in my Hands”! Great cookies, so clever!

  3. Jenn says

    I just want to say that for an Earth Day project, which is supposed to promote recycling and reducing waste, there is an awful lot of waste that is involved in this activity. For one, the stick is not necessary. Also, the plastic bags that are used for the icing, as well as the toothpick necessary for spreading the icing.
    This is a very cute snack in the end, however I would prefer an earth day project that does not produce as much waste.
    :)

    • meaghanmountford says

      I remember when I made these years ago,I paused with the same thoughts!! So I think you’re right. Though lollipop sticks are made of paper and are recyclable, the toothpicks can certainly be rinsed and reused, but the plastic bags do get me. I think about the same thing as I use them often. (Although, psst, I also wash them out and reuse them.) You may also substitute washable decorating bags, of course. Thank you for visiting my blog!!

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