Earth Day Cookies and Picnic for the Planet


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Earth Day is about celebrating the planet that we live on, it’s a time to focus on building a clean, healthy, diverse world for today and future generations.

Our planet does a lot for us, we should take it out for lunch.

So grab a blanket, a basket of food and head to your favorite park or outdoor spot and help the Nature Conservancy set a world record with the largest picnic celebration!

I made Earth Day cookies! Heather is a stylist at an Aveda salon, and they are celebrating Earth Month as well, so she asked if I could make some cookies for the salon.

To Make Earth Day Cookies

Supplies Needed

  • 4″ round cookie cutter (I also used a scalloped square cookie cutter)
  • Vanilla Almond Butter Cookie Dough
  • Royal Icing tinted with AmeriColor Sky Blue,  Leaf Green, and Bright White
  • disposable icing bags
  • couplers and tips: #1.5 or #2 (for writing) #5 (for smiley face)
  • squeeze bottles

Earth Day cookie - TidyMom


To make Globe Cookies:

Flood entire cookie with blue icing, then use green to make continents (no need to be exact, you just want the effect)

If you want to write on the cookies, let them dry a few hours before writing “Earth Day”

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To make Smiley Face Cookies

  • blue and green icing (using Callye’s 20-second rule for the consistency) in squeeze bottle
  • blue and green icing, piping consistency, in icing bags with coupler and #5 tip

Flood entire cookie in either blue or green.  Let dry about an hour, then pipe opposite color for eyes and mouth.

Happy Earth Day cookies-TidyMom

To make square cookies

Follow same instructions as above, using square cookie cutter.


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On and around April 22, The Nature Conservancy will encourage people all around the world to celebrate the planet we live on by stepping outside and enjoying good food with great company.

In 2011, the inaugural Picnic for the Planet was a great success with thousands of people joining more than 600 picnics in 61 countries on all seven continents.  We even held our own virtual picnic on many of our blogs.

2012:  Bigger and Better!

For Earth Day 2012 (April 22), The Nature Conservancy will once again ask people to get outside and join the world’s largest picnic celebration. And this year we are going to make it official: we will attempt to set the world record for the most people picnicking in a 24-hour period. Web visitors can either browse the Conservancy-sponsored picnic events around the world, including in cities like Seattle, Boston and Melbourne, Australia, or sign up to host a picnic with family and friends. Anyone who holds a Picnic for the Planet with at least 25 people can download the materials to be officially included in the record-breaking attempt.

Please join me and a group of friends and fellow bloggers in celebrating Earth Day this year by having a picnic for the planet.  What better way to celebrate the Earth Day than with a picnic?

Picnic for the Planet Basket Giveaway



 for some fantastic picnic ideas for Earth Day, be sure to visit these other sites this week:

Official Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to US residents only. Void where prohibited . Must be over 18. Giveaway will end on April 22 2012 at 11:59 pm CST. One winner with a valid entry will be selected at random using Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be selected. TidyMom, and The Nature Conservancy are not responsible for lost or undelivered emails.


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Disclaimer:The Nature Conservancy provided the baskets for this giveaway.

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


  1. We rinse and reuse every single glass container that comes into our house, either my using it to store ingredients or as a vessel for liquids!

  2. I am trying to compost more.
    I love these world cookies!

  3. I compost, and use reusable shopping bags.

    And I now follow you on Pinterest! Love it!

  4. We are driving less and walking more.

  5. FB like the Nature Conservancy

  6. Was told I am commenting too quickly.
    Following you on Pinterest as

    Laura DogsMom

  7. We are attempting our 1st vegetable garden. Cut down on packaging to be thrown away, gas used to drive to the store. We can use compost on our garden, less trash. We are beginners here.

  8. To help decrease my carbon footprint, Dr. Bronners Castille soap has entered my life to replace a bunch of chemical laden cleaners and face/body soaps. So far loving it!!

  9. I plan to start growing my own food this summer for cooking and feeding my bunny.

  10. Cheryl, first, those cookies are simply adorable! Second, a couple years ago I realized with four kids bringing school lunches I used up to 25 ziploc sandwich bags, a day. And I didn’t reuse them. I started buying reusable bags online, love it. I also use many “green” household products. Thanks for such an awesome giveaway!

  11. I follow you on twitter, and I tweeted!

  12. Like TidyMom on fb

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  14. We make all of our own soaps/detergents from scratch using all natural/biodegradable products.

  15. Like Tidy Mom on Facebook

  16. i recycle and compost as much as possibl

  17. i already like tidymom on facebook

  18. i just liked nature conservancy on facebook

  19. I reuse plastic baggies and plastic containers that I get when I purchase food, we planted blueberries and rasperries plus a garden full of veggies and plan to plant fruit trees this year, cherry & pear. We also conserve water in house by using the airconditioner drip outside to fill the dog bowls and taking showers together lolol (every little bit helps lololol)

  20. Follow on Twitter and Tweeted

  21. I am going to start composting

  22. I Followed TidyMom on Twitter and Tweeted the giveaway

  23. We recycle our magazines to our local hospital and we just got a compost.

  24. I having been picking up trash in my neighborhood during my half marathon training. Its amazing how many people litter and it only takes a second to pick up and run it to the next trashcan! Thank you for the giveaway!

  25. I like both the Nature Conservancy and TidyMom on facebook

  26. We see what we can reuse through out our home before we either put in recycle bin or in the trash. I will bring magazines to the gym so that others can then read them. I share items with my family so that the items do not go to waste ..

  27. i follow you on twitter and tweeted about the giveaway!!/malissalwood/status/191875129209389056

  28. I follow you on Pinterest. Thank you again.

  29. The cookies are amazing! We recycle!

  30. continuing in our efforts to recycle and compost, and repurpose things we already have!

  31. already a follower on FB

  32. now following you on Pinterest 🙂 at

  33. Our office, and campus, is really environmentally conscious. The town we live in is not. We have started taking recyclables to work with us, and other coworkers are now doing the same thing!

  34. We Like the Nature Conservatory on Facebook.

  35. We like Tidy Mom on Facebook.

  36. Following TidyMom on Twitter, and tweeted message! @angiesteltzer

  37. Pinterest follower

  38. My co-workers and I are planning a vegetable garden at our workplace!

  39. We like to compost and garden.

  40. Finally convinced the HOA to do neighborhood recycling and always go electronic when the option is there.
    We ensure washer and dishwasher are completely full before use and strive for creative reuse-it’s.

  41. If these aren’t the cutest little EARTH DAY cookies!
    Love the colors!
    You know I adore the SMIILEY faces!
    Hugs from Bainbridge Island Cheryl!

  42. Recycle, reuse if possible, organic gardening…we love the earth and we love picnics…:o)

  43. I am going to try and start a garden!
    Followed on twitter and pinterest and retweeted!

    Live the cookies! Too cute!!

  44. These are so wonderful Cheryl! I guess my new vegetable garden counts, Also, I compost every scrap of food or dirty paper- compulsively!

  45. I am in college and realized I really don’t need a car to get around easily, so I have started walking or biking everywhere! Its been great and I love the feeling of being outdoors all the time instead of cooped up in a car! This picnic basket looks so great!

  46. I’ve stopped using plastic one-time-use water bottles and disposable wipes, recycle toilet paper cardboard cores and paper tea bag wrappers (am moving to bulk tea next), pick up trash at the national park nearby, and am going to start composting kitchen scraps in earnest. I use shredded paper in a compost pile now.

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