Celebrate Earth Day with this fun and colorful cookie recipe. Ready-made cookie dough makes preparation and clean-up a breeze.
Divide the cookie dough evenly into 2 bowls.
Start coloring your dough by adding about 3 drops of green food coloring to one bowl and 3 drops of blue to other. Remember, you can always add more color, but you can’t take it away! Continue add a drop at a time until you achieve the color you like.
Mix the dough with a spoon or your hands until all food coloring is combined and your dough is an even and consistent color. Sprinkle in a bit of flour if your dough starts to get a sticky.
Pull out pieces of dough from each color and start shaping into a ball, patching if necessary to create an Earth effect.
Place the cookie dough onto baking sheets and bake according to the directions on the sugar cookie packaging.
I achieved the gorgeous coloring in my cookies with only a few drops of AmeriColor Soft Gel Paste. I’ve used other types of food coloring in the past, but I like AmeriColor the best. The colors are so vibrant and the consistency of the gel makes it really easy to add just a drop at a time. The colors blend quickly and easily. Tons of colors and sets are available on Amazon.
Change up the colors of these cookies to fit any occasion. Imagine the possibilities for your child’s school colors, to celebrate holidays or even get crazy with lots of colors with tie-dye cookies.