A sweet treat to celebrate Earth Day’s 40th Anniversary! For a little fun on Earth Day, try making these adorable Earth Day Globe Cookies from Family Corner.

While they are not exactly healthy, they sure are cute! Substitute any ingredients with the organic counterpart, and you can also buy food coloring for the icing that is natural from India Tree.

Earth Day Globe Cookies

Ingredients

1 1/2 C. white sugar
1 1/2 C. brown sugar
3/4 C. butter, softened but not melted
3/4 C. butter flavored shortening
3 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
3 C. flour
4 1/2 C. regular old-fashioned oatmeal
1 1/2 C. white chocolate chips (optional)
can add nuts if desired

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Cream together both sugars, butter, and shortening. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then add vanilla and mix well. Combine soda, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and flour. Add slowly to the butter and sugar mixture making sure to mix well. Stir in oatmeal, and then add chocolate chips at the end.

Drop by scant 1/4 C. onto cookie sheet, leaving some room in-between cookies for the cookies to spread during baking.

Bake for 8-10 minutes or until light brown. Do not over bake if chewy cookies are desired. Immediately remove from the cookie sheet to a cooling rack.

Once cookies have completely cooled, frost with royal icing* to look like planet Earth.

Royal Icing

4 egg whites
4 C. sifted confectioners’ sugar
1 tsp. clear vanilla extract

Beat the egg whites in clean, large bowl with mixer at high speed until foamy. Gradually add sugar and clear vanilla extract. Beat at high speed until thickened. If you desire a thicker icing, slowly add more confectioner’s sugar until you reached your desired consistency.

For “Earth” cookies you will need:

blue paste food coloring
green paste food coloring
3 Ziploc baggies or icing bags

Divide the icing into: 1/2 to color blue, 1/4 to color green and 1/4 white. Fill in green for land, blue for water and use the white to outline the land.

Let the cookies dry completely before stacking in containers.

Thanks Family Corner!