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Cookie recipes found in government documents.

Sunspot Cookies

Image of a cookie decorated with M&Ms and sprinkles

Edible Model of the Sun 

Source: NASA
These sunspots taste delicious!

Metric Chocolate Chip Cookies

Source: NIST

Need a sweet way to learn metrics? Try this recipe from the NIST site, which reprinted the recipe from   "Living with Metrics" courtesy of Reader's Digest Association, Inc., Pleasantville, NY.

A printable PDF version with two recipes per sheet can be found at here.

No Bake Moon Cookies

 

There is a video, illustrated instructions and Moon trivia with this NASA recipe.

Download a PDF of this activity.

For the cookie dough:

  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1-1/2 cups peanut butter (Allergen note: Nut-free butters, such as sunflower seed butter, can be used instead.)
  • 1-1/2 cups honey
  • 3 cups dried milk
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 spoon or spatula
  • Dry measuring cups
  • 1 tray or storage container (not pictured)

For dipping:

  • 1-1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 small bowl

If you don't feel like cooking you can learn about the phases of the moon with Oreos!