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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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18 Comments

  1. Rachel@oneprettything.com
    Posted April 22, 2009 at 12:38 am | Permalink

    Wow, they’re gorgeous! I’ll be linking.

  2. Jennifer
    Posted April 22, 2009 at 1:15 am | Permalink

    Brilliant, as usual. I still need to show you a pic of some eggs I made after you inspired me.

  3. Chic Cookies
    Posted April 22, 2009 at 1:53 am | Permalink

    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.

  4. Mary
    Posted April 22, 2009 at 7:35 am | Permalink

    Your cooikes look very nice and decorative!

  5. Jennifer
    Posted April 22, 2009 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    Such a FABULOUS idea!!!! I love these!!

  6. oneordinaryday
    Posted April 22, 2009 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    That is so cool. The cookie pops look wonderful! Great job!!
    Michelle
    http://oneordinaryday.wordpress.com/

  7. Bridget
    Posted April 22, 2009 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    Cool idea!

  8. Jamieanne
    Posted April 22, 2009 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    These are so pretty and such a great Earth Day treat! :)

  9. Robin Sue
    Posted April 22, 2009 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

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

  10. Melissa
    Posted April 22, 2009 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    What a cool idea! They turned out great!

  11. CCC (Crazy Cooking Camper)
    Posted April 22, 2009 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    What a cool idea! Beautiful cookies. I linked your post at PassiFlora magazine (http://passifloramag.com/2009/04/happy-earth-day/)

  12. Hillary
    Posted April 22, 2009 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    What a clever cookie idea! I love it! Happy Earth Day!

  13. Julia
    Posted April 22, 2009 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous! I love the icing technique!

  14. Chic Cookies
    Posted April 22, 2009 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    Thank you everyone! (and thanks for linking)

  15. Amanda
    Posted April 23, 2009 at 2:14 am | Permalink

    Gorgeous as usual! :)

  16. Sara @ Our Best Bites
    Posted April 23, 2009 at 2:17 am | Permalink

    Darling!

  17. Cakebrain
    Posted April 25, 2009 at 4:35 am | Permalink

    Man, that’s cool! I wish I could think of something so simply gorgeous and smart!

  18. Mixing Bowl Mama
    Posted April 28, 2009 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    These are amazing….I love the icing. Brilliant!

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