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.

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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+


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  25. We are eating less processed food and more fresh ingredients!

  26. I bow to your icing writing skills. Your cookies are gorgeous!

    We are going to start composting this year.

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  28. We’re growing more of our own produce!

  29. Cheryl, many thanks for supporting The Nature Conservancy this Earth Day! We adore these Earth Day cookies. Almost too pretty to eat (almost!).
    -Madeline, The Nature Conservancy

  30. we re-use whenever we can, recycle/re purpose, and try to grow as much of our own food as possible. Just added a few chicks to our garden (for fertilizer and of course the eggs)

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  43. Oh Cheryl I LOVE your Earth Day cookies! I was hoping to make some this year too, but ran out of time with too many other cookie projects this week. These are just perfect and I saved a copy of them in my inspirations folder for next year. Thanks for the tutorial. As far as what I do for the planet, I re-use all my decorating bags and simply wash them. I recycle everything I can. I ride my bike most places instead of the car. We pick up trash and our family also cleans up graffiti and other community service. Thanks Cheryl!

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  48. HA! I’m dying over these creative cookies! Beautiful job!

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