It’s solar eclipse day and I am so excited! I remember looking through one of those cool pinhole boxes in school one year for a partial eclipse. Sadly, our county’s school system is making all students remain indoors during the eclipse, so I’m taking the kiddo out of school for the afternoon. We are going to our local science center to have some eclipse fun. Not only is the eclipse cool in and of itself, but it’s a great learning opportunity, too. To make today even more fun, we made these awesome, sparkly solar eclipse cookies.
Solar Eclipse Cookies
While I have a tendency to go crazy with homemade baked goods, I wanted this to be fast and easy. I pretty much went with store bought everything for this.
- Sugar cookies (you can get pre-made ones at the bakery or buy some in a tube to bake)
- Oreo cookies
- Chocolate icing
- Vanilla icing
- Black, yellow, and/or orange sugar crystals
- Yellow food coloring
If you bought sugar cookies that require baking, make those first. While they’re cooking, put a thin layer of chocolate icing on top and sprinkle the black sugar crystals on top.
Then use the vanilla icing to cover the portion of your sugar cookie that will be visible after the Oreo is on top of it. Cover that part with yellow and/or orange sprinkles. You can make it simpler by just putting the Oreo right in the middle, like a full eclipse. You can also arrange the Oreos to look like the phases of the eclipse. Either way, it’s all tasty no matter how you arrange, so it’s completely up to you.
I’m really happy with how these turned out. This is a great kitchen project to let kids help out with. My son had so much fun icing the cookies and dunking in the sprinkles. Obviously he really enjoyed the end result of eating them as well.
Will you be (safely) viewing the eclipse today? Let me know what your plans are!