No-Bake Moon Cookies

No-Bake Moon Cookies


What you need:

  • 1/2 cup wheat germ

  • 1-1/2 cups peanut butter

  • 1-1/2 cups honey

  • 3 cups dried milk

  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs

  • 2 cups of powdered sugar

What to do:

1. Mix all ingredients together.

2. Next, use your hands to shape the dough into small round balls or moons. You can also shape them into crescent moons!

Tip: If you wet your hands, it will be easier to work with the dough.

3. Roll each moon in powdered sugar. They're now ready to eat!

If there are any cookies left over, keep them in a covered bowl in the refrigerator.

Note: This recipe makes about five dozen moons.

Exemplary Space Place Display

The Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, Missouri, is one of our NASA Space Place Library Partners. We would like to thank them for sharing this recipe for delicious Moon Cookies!

Download a PDF of this activity.

Fun Moon Facts:

  • Scientists think the moon formed when a Mars-sized object crashed into Earth.

  • When the moon formed, it was much closer to Earth. It must have looked giant in the sky!

  • The moon is getting about 1-1/2 inch farther away from Earth every year.

  • The moon is bright because it reflects sunlight.

  • There is no air on the moon. The Apollo astronauts had to bring their own!

  • The moon's gravity is only about 1/6 as strong as Earth's. When Apollo astronaut Alan Shepard hit a golf ball on the moon in 1971, it probably landed over two miles away!

article last updated October 6, 2016
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